Communications service providers (CommSPs) are looking at ways to lower their operating and capital expenses (OPEX/CAPEX) by delivering network services more efficiently. The disaggregation of hardware and software driven by network functions virtualization (NFV) enables them to deliver virtual network functions (VNFs) on small-footprint white box universal customer premises equipment (uCPE), rather than a mix of standalone point products.
The integrated uCPE solution from Lanner and Enea is based on Lanner’s ultra-lightweight uCPE white box solution and Enea low-footprint NFV Access integrated NFVI software. The combination of Enea and Lanner technologies ensures a streamlined solution that optimizes networking performance and provides minimal footprint for both the platform and VNFs, resulting in very high compute density. It also provides a foundation for uCPE agility and innovation, reducing costs and computing complexity at the network edge.