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The White-Box CPE: Separating Myths from Reality

In the world of customer premises equipment (CPE), the white-box is a new idea. It should then come as no surprise that misconceptions among operators and CSPs about what constitutes the white-box CPE are common. Here are four of the most prevalent. Myth #1: The white-box CPE is just commodity hardware. No. The software-hosting platform is the most important part! Google and Apple have succeeded with smart phones because they created killer platforms, carefully designed to provide a secure environment ready for third party developers to exploit, which enabled their apps base to proliferate. The white-box CPE is no different. Don’t get me wrong, it is still all about using commodity hardware, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s enabling potential stems from the software platform that controls the hardware, not from the hardware itself. The same goes for the network functions run
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