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vCPE: Crossing the Chasm in 2016?


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Up to 15% of new enterprise network connections will use vCPE in 2016. This is what a majority of respondents indicated in a recent poll*. After having seen vCPE rise to the top of proposed NFV use cases and reading multiple articles about operators trials for such services, it looks like 2016 will be the year where vCPE services become mainstream. By mainstream we mean that many operators will offer them and that many enterprises will adopt them.

 

What proportion of new enterprise network connections will use vCPE in 2016?  

In a related question, the audience was asked to indicate which value-added services would be most important to vCPE customers (multiple choices were allowed). Although no service won a majority of votes, results show that operators and enterprise customers are focused on improving existing services such as QoS and firewalls as a first step in a vCPE migration strategy.

Which L7-enabled VAS do you think will be most important to vCPE customers?

* Poll conducted by Light Reading during a Qosmos-Intel sponsored webinar on vCPE in February 2016. Number of respondents = 55 and 52.

Francois de Repentigny, guest blogger, Level Up Marketing