- Speakers: James Buchanan, SVP and general manager, Ensemble division, ADVA
- Topics: uCPE is the platform for service innovation
- When: Wednesday, October 10, 10:30 a.m.
- Where: SDN NFV World Congress, World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands
Much of the talk on universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) has been related to cost saving: OPEX, CAPEX, inventory reduction, etc. These are good goals, but the value of uCPE is in bringing the power of the cloud to the edge of the telco network. uCPE opens the door to rapid design and deployment of services, using best-of-breed software components (commercial and open source), and hosted on open platforms. uCPE empowers operators to optimize services such as SD-WAN, deploy new services such as virtualized encryption, and drive innovation for applications such as 5G and IoT.
In this talk, James Buchanan gives his expert perspective on uCPE advantages far beyond its usual application as a cost-cutting measure.