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Prayson Pate leads discussion on achieving zero touch uCPE with service and network security

NFV & Zero Touch World Congress debate to cover simplifying supply chain and enabling BYOH

  • Speaker: Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble division, ADVA
  • Topics: Securing uCPE deployments
  • When: Thursday, April 26, 1 p.m.
  • Where: Lunchtime Debating Tables, NFV & Zero Touch World Congress, Layer 123, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, San Jose, USA

As more service providers replace customer premises equipment (CPE) appliances with software running on a standard platform referred to as universal CPE (uCPE), it becomes more and more important to minimize the steps required for setting up uCPE, both in the supply chain and at the customer site. In an ideal situation, this would involve "zero touch" deployment.

In this lunchtime debate, Prayson Pate will address the open questions about how to achieve zero touch on uCPE while maintaining both service and network security: How can we minimize the manual processes required? What steps are reasonable for a non-technical end user to take? How can we simplify the supply chain to allow direct shipments to the end user site, without needing per-site staging? Can the customer provider the uCPE equipment, i.e. bring your own hardware (BYOH)?