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Sven Freudenfeld examines the landscape of network edge virtualization through the lens of Lanner’s open compute platforms for vCPE and mobile edge computing.

Deploying vNF’s in a controlled environment can be simple and without downtime. Moving it towards a Distributed NFV environment in a real deployment scenario can be potentially a challenge on how to manage the actual rollout for vCPE’s and SD-WAN solution. We will look on how this can be addressed.

See the video of how Lanner, Intel, Enea and Ciena talk about how to enable the multi-vendor NFV solutions that will accelerate your time-to-market deployment for new services.

uCPE (Universal Customer Premises Equipment) is currently considered as the most dynamic use cases of NFV (Network Function Virtualization), largely or partially due to the growth of MSP (Managed Service Provider) and MSSP (Managed Security Service Providers). The growing reliance on MSP and MSSP indicates the enterprise IT has recently shifted its focus from a CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) approach to an OPEX (Operating Expenses) oriented budgeting.

Lanner’s keynote speech at NFV World Congress 2017 by Sven Freudenfeld, Global Business Development Manager of Lanner Telecom Applications BU.

The 5th Generation mobile networks, known as 5G, are without doubt one of the most discussed technological trends and comes with new telecommunication standards beyond the currently adopted 4G. Though the standards has not officially been coined, 5G has drawn tremendous attention with the promises of higher transfer speed, wider bandwidth, better reliability, lower power consumption and much lower latency, to encourage the smoother device-to-device and IoT communications.

NFV has dramatically changed the perspective of how network infrastructure is established. The emphasis is the virtualization of network functions on carrier-grade appliances. While communication service providers worldwide are engaging in the transition to SDN and NFV, Virtual CPE (customer premise equipments) is one of the fastest growing use cases among all the real on-site enterprise applications. According to recent survey by iHS Markit 2016, the business opportunity of vCPE is forecasted to go beyond $1.5 billion worldwide by 2020 as service providers will leverage the cost benefits of vCPE to build their SDN and NFV applications.