by Alan Percy, CMO @ TelcoBridges
Universal CPE and Virtual Network Functions are seeing explosive growth in popularity with service providers, delivering SD-WAN and SIP Trunking to their multi-site enterprise customers. Our most recent monthly webinar “uCPE and VNFs Explained” describes what’s under the covers and how they work.
Delivering services to retail stores, branch offices and other locations has traditionally resulted in a stack of networking devices in the facility network closet. You know you’ve found the right closet when faced with a stack of a network termination devices (cable, ethernet or optical terminal), a router, a firewall, VPN security, and network switch, all fixed-function devices interconnected by a tangle of ethernet cables. If you are lucky, the whole combination was installed by a pro using a 19 inch rack and carefully organized cables. Most likely not.