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Virtual CPE and Edge Computing in Digital Homes

As the number of connected devices, IoT applications, and availability of multimedia services through broadband connectivity increases, efficient troubleshooting, and diagnosis of residential Wi-Fi networks are increasingly important for service providers.  In addition to efficient network management, potential cost saving on CPE hardware and ability to provide advanced services in a short time frame can also help service providers to save cost and improve revenue. Virtualizing of CPE functions utilizing Network Functions Virtualization and Software-defined Networking can benefit service providers to provide efficient residential network management, potential CPE cost saving, and fast deployment of services upon customer demand. vCPE solutions are expected to become important in the residential broadband market to help service providers save CAPEX, OPEX, and increase revenue.

In this report, we examine vCPE market opportunities in the residential broadband market as well as market drivers and challenges for service providers. The report also includes vCPE solution vendors and available vCPE solutions and service providers’ activities in vCPE deployments. The report highlights vCPE market opportunities in the residential market with the support of market forecast in Smart Home device adoption, residential broadband market, and Wi-Fi households in different regions.

Companies profiled in this report include ARRIS, ASSIA, Benu networks, Cisco, Ethernity Networks, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, ZTE etc.

 

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Recommendations
  • 2. VCPE FOR RESIDENTIAL NETWORKS
    • 2.1. vCPE Models
    • 2.2. Edge Computing in Digital Homes
  • 3. VCPE MARKET DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES
    • 3.1. vCPE Market Drivers
    • 3.2. vCPE deployment Challenges
  • 4. SOLUTION VENDORS
    • 4.1. ADVA Optical Networking
    • 4.2. Amdocs
    • 4.3. ARRIS
    • 4.4. ASSIA
    • 4.5. Benu Networks
    • 4.6. Ciena
    • 4.7. Cisco
    • 4.8. Ethernity Networks
    • 4.9. Ericsson
    • 4.10. Huawei
    • 4.11. Intel
    • 4.12. Juniper Networks
    • 4.13. Netcracker (NEC)
    • 4.14. Nokia
    • 4.15. RAD
    • 4.16. Riverbed Technology
    • 4.17. ZTE
  • 5. VCPE DEPLOYMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS
    • 5.1. Enterprise vCPE
    • 5.2. Residential vCPE
    • 5.3. Conclusions