LONDON. 19 October 2016: Enterprises demand is one of the key driving factors for cloud applications, but businesses must evolve towards vCPE architecture to avoid higher costs and upgrade difficulties, ZTE warned today. Speaking at Broadband World Forum, Mr Francis Yan, CTO of Bearer Network at ZTE, advised how under traditional CPE architecture, the dedicated hardwares are preventing service providers from responding quickly to customer demands.
“With the development of the SDN and NFV technologies, vCPE solution that integrates the evolution of both is the natural approach to solving the problems for enterprises and network service providers,” said Mr Yan. “The vCPE solution not only brings high-quality experience and lower costs to enterprises, but also allows network service providers to extend their scope of operation, and play a more proactive role in the service operation of enterprises.”
vCPE brings a brand new experience to enterprises, without the need to change their internal network architecture. Customers are able to immediately customize network services, and easily subscribe to and manage network services through the portal websites of network carriers. vCPE is extremely flexible and mobile, giving customers the ability to add and remove services as required, supporting plug-and-play and service sharing anywhere. Security is also a prominent focus, giving carrier-class security and reliable assurance to customers.
“The virtualization of dedicated hardware makes deployment more flexible and convenient, allowing enterprise users to freely select the places to deploy virtual applications,” said Mr Yan.
Due to the centralized control system, vCPE is capable of perceiving user services, in order for the network to immediately respond to service changes of enterprise users, and adapt itself to changes in user services.
“With vCPE, enterprises and network carriers achieve a win-win situation. ZTE is a global communications leader, with many SDN/NFV global deployment practices. On the SDN/NFV development trend, ZTE actively participates in open-source community construction to create an open environment and devotes itself to promoting the technology development as well as the healthy development of vCPE,” concluded Mr Yan.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to provide customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.