Building an Application-Aware NFV Infrastructure for vCPE Services

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    In order to increase profitability and compete effectively, especially against cloud service providers and over-the-top (OTT) services companies, communications service providers are looking to reduce costs, simplify customer infrastructure, and increase service agility. One way to achieve this is through support of virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) as a new service delivery architecture. With vCPE, the carrier installs basic customer premise equipment (CPE) at the subscriber site, and delivers more advanced CPE service functions from a data center in a central office, point of presence (PoP) or other central location.


    This solution brief from Intel® Network Builders and Qosmos, explains how network equipment, platform, middleware, and software suppliers can use service classification to build an application-aware NFV infrastructure for virtual CPE services.