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Fifty Shades of NFV?

In the racy world of CPE architecture, what virtualization-hungry service providers say they want isn’t always what they need, says Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, EKINOPS. Alright, perhaps ‘racy’ is going a bit far, but as the virtualization industry moves out of ‘does it work’ and into ‘let’s make it happen’, pulses are certainly starting to quicken. Not least because service providers are having to make tough calls about how to architect their management and orchestration (MANO). Many of these decisions revolve around the deployment of virtualized network functions (VNFs), via some form of customer premises equipment (CPE). Several ‘shades’ are emerging, each with their advantages and drawbacks. The ‘NETCONF-enabled CPE’ model emulates what we have today: a fixed number of physical network functions (note: not virtual) are embedded into a traditional L3 multi-service access router. The key d
OneAccess product marketing manager, Thierry Masson believes that the success of the European Broadband Access via integrated Terrestrial & Satellite Systems (BATS) project means that operators now have an alternative to fiber as a means of meeti
In presentations at virtualization conferences, and in our discussions with operators and service providers, there remains a lot of confusion surrounding the terms ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ as they relate to customer premises equipment (CPE). This is becaus
Thierry Masson, WiFi Product Marketing Specialist at OneAccess discusses the monetization potential of free customer WiFi services. The subject of free WiFi for customers seems to leave many traditional “bricks and mortar” high street retailers with
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.
A key promise of SDN/NFV is to enable service providers to offer innovative, on-demand enterprise services with unprecedented flexibility. Building a network capable of delivering flexible, dynamic, customer-tailored services, is however a challenge
Our customers tell us that NETCONF is fast becoming the preferred way to provision virtualized networking devices. Tail-f has been the main advocate of this protocol, with a pitch that goes roughly as follows: “NETCONF provides the toolset to configu
OneAccess’ CMO, Pravin Mirchandani, argues that only the most efficient VNFs will pass the scrutiny of the operator community; the risks and costs of accepting anything different are too high. The arrival of the software-defined networking era has be

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