Virtual CPE Deployment Considerations

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Broadband Service Provider Industry has been gearing towards the adoption of Virtual CPE (vCPE) solutions. The concept of vCPE is build around the idea that the physical CPE device at the customer premises can be simplified by moving some of the key feature functionalities from the physical CPE device to the Service Provider Network. This document starts discussing the drivers behind vCPE adoption followed by Solution level requirements. Two key Architecture models for vCPE, which can address the service provider and subscriber requirements, are covered in this reference document. Document also touches up on some of the key deployment considerations, which can influence the adoption of the vCPE architecture models.


Byju Pularikkal (
Qiao Fu (
DENG Hui (
Ganesh Sundaram (
Sri Gundavelli (

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