vCPE Reference Design

Virtual business customer premises equipment (vBCPE) offers tremendous cost and service provisioning advantages for communications service providers, but must match the performance and reliability of the discrete CPE devices they are replacing. A key component of this carrier-class reliability is selecting the correct Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) software platform. Wind River® has teamed up with Intel® and its virtualized network function (VNF) partners, ADVA, Brocade, Check Point, and Riverbed, to develop a reference design that combines the performance, reliability, scalability, and manageability required for this application.


  • Key vBCPE deployment models and their pros and cons
  • How OpenStack fits into the solution
  • How to get both cost-efficiency and reliability with a vBCPE solution

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What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

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