Companies integrate complete network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) solution for small remote branch offices on low-cost Lanner Luna-D125 server powered by an Intel Atom® C2000 processor.

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.

uCPE platforms provide clear economic value for CommSPs, as they simultaneously address cost reduction and service agility. In August 2019, IHS Markit projected in its “uCPE Hardware Biannual Report”1 that the uCPE market would increase from $7.7 million in 2017 to $1.02 billion in 2022. To demonstrate a solution that delivers on this promise, Intel® Network Builders ecosystem members Lanner Electronics Inc. and Enea have collaborated to specify an NFV-based uCPE system for the smallest branch offices.

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