Universal CPE (uCPE) is one of the most compelling use cases of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) currently attracting the interest of hosted service providers.
uCPE provides a remotely manageable platform on which hosted service providers can easily deploy, modify or delete VNFs over Wide Area Networks (WAN).
AudioCodes uCPE platform integrates an Intel server module which can run multiple uCPEs, in conjunction with embedded Physical Network Functions (pNF) required for hosted business communications, such as:
- Branch router with dual WAN interfaces, including support for 3G/LTE
- VoIP SBC and media gateway for SIP interoperability, connectivity, security and resiliency
With its embedded support for data routing, SBC and media gateway, AudioCodes’ uCPE platform frees up its Intel-based server to host value-added services (VNFs).
AudioCodes' uCPE platform is compatible with OpenStack and 3rd party NFV orchestrators and can run AudioCodes virtualized SBC or any other 3rd party Virtualized Network Function (VNF).
The uCPE platform is based on AudioCodes' robust Mediant 800B platform with an integrated ATOM Intel processor.