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The Future of Network Security: Three Predictions for 2022

As our means of production become increasingly virtualized, the attack surface for hackers grows. As a result, 2022 will be an important and challenging year for network security. Through adaptation and innovation, however, we will meet these challenges. These predictions reflect three of the ways we will do so.

Enea Edge Wins SD-WAN Product Technology Innovation Award for Pioneering Approach to Second-generation SD-WAN – Find out Why!

Enea Edge has been recognized as a pioneering product in SD-WAN and awarded top prize for technology innovation at the SD-WAN Summit in Beijing on 17 December 2021. In this interview, Emmanuel Roger, Enea's VP of Sales for Asia Pacific, explains why.

5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and the uCPE — A Natural Pairing?

In this article, Avidthink's Roy Chua looks at the increasing uptake of 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and the role the uCPE can play as we enter hybrid work arrangements. While using FWA as a network transport medium for SD-WAN is not new, the arrival of 5G is potentially changing the economics of the equation.

SD-WAN, uCPE, and Enea Edge – Ingredients for the Intel Network Builders Winners' Circle

Enea has once again been recognized by Intel as a member of the prestigious Intel Network Builders Winners' Circle. Kenneth Jealmo, Director of Product Management at Enea and responsible for our partnership with Intel, explains what this means for Enea.

Survey Results: Top 5 Reasons Why Service Providers are Deploying uCPE

Together with Heavy Reading we asked service providers about customer premises equipment. These are the most important findings in our survey, including the top drivers for uCPE.

Beyond SD-WAN: uCPE as Edge Foundation for 3 Key Verticals

Roy Chua drills down into examples of edge services hosted on uCPE for 3 vertical markets in which the edge is showing early traction: industrial manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. 

Why Service Providers Love uCPE

A few years ago, BT made rapid progress on a "virtual CPE" PoC. This work was led by Don Clarke, one of the fathers of NFV. But why was BT so interested in vCPE? In this article published on The Fast Mode, Don gives his view on the drving forces behind the vCPE, the same forces that are today accelerating adoption of uCPE among service providers.

Why it’s Time to Rethink On-Premise Data Storage and Management

Data is growing exponentially. And that was even before the pandemic. In 2019 Seagate and IDC estimated that data in enterprises increased at a 42.2% annual growth rate – and that in 2020 enterprises created and captured 6.4 zettabytes of...

The multi-vendor 5G Core – does disaggregation equal irritation?

How Telenor is proving that multi-vendor 5G core solutions are here to stay For mobile operators, disaggregation, or separation and componentization, sounds like nirvana: a bigger, deeper field of vendors to choose from, innovative new architectures from the IT world...

At the Crossroads of 5G and Wi-Fi 6

The debate whether cellular or Wi-Fi technology would prevail is long gone. With the introduction of 5G and Wi-Fi 6, it is obvious that the two technologies are complementary and will converge.

It’s not too early to lay the foundations for 6G

Is it too early to start talking about 6G? After all, most mobile operators are still building out and fine-tuning their 5G networks. "We just put 5G in," Verizon CTO Kyle Malady said in December 2020, "there's a lot of...

Evolution of uCPE, the universal Customer Premises EDGE?

In this article, Roy Chua, principal analyst at AvidThink, examines how the universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) can be a critical stepping-stone for on-premises enterprise edge computing, bringing additional value to the platform.

uCPE: Launchpad for the Next Generation Enterprise Services

In this blog post Karl Mörner makes a series of proposals explaining how managed service providers (MSPs) could grow their businesses by offering add-ons to basic networking services. The key to success for MSPs requires leveraging universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) as a highly flexible and cost-effective service delivery platform at the edge. (Published on LinkedIn Pulse.)

uCPE: A New Money-Maker for Enterprise Services

To successfully apply higher margins, service providers need to bring a more substantial differentiation to their offerings, with new connected edge services for IoT, analytics, and private mobile networks, running on top of networking services like SD-WAN. uCPE is the perfect launchpad for all those services. (Published on The Fast Mode)

How to Get a Head Start with Secure SD-WAN on uCPE

This article presents an approach for a secure SD-WAN solution using white-box uCPE and open-source applications.

2021: The Year of uCPE?

Will 2021 be the year when the benefits of uCPE makes it the standard platform for any SD-WAN or SASE deployment? In this article, Tomas Hedqvist makes three predictions on where uCPE is going in 2021.

Why is Verizon Wireless Interested in uCPE?

A uCPE solution with Enea NFV Access and Lanner's L-1515 white box has recently been certified for use in Verizon Wireless' network. How come Verizon Wireless take an interest in uCPE? This blog post also explains how the certification helps system integrators and service providers set up SD-WAN and SASE services.

5G SA: The Network we all Deserve!

There has never been a better time than now for network operators to fast-track their investments in 5G

Is Your SD-WAN Future-Proof?  If Not, Why Not?

The hybrid workplace is here to stay, and with it will push to the adoption of SD-WAN and security even further. Do you know how to future-proof your network?

Study: Communication Service Providers Going for uCPE Will Be Winners

Communication service providers who want to grow their managed services sales need to take a closer look at uCPE. This is the conclusion in a recent study by Heavy Reading.

Extraordinary Circumstances Bring New Meaning to 5G

Harold Labruyère, Vice President of Engineering and Innovation at the Qosmos Division of Enea, shares his view on the significance to continue the work with 5G in the midst of the coranvirus pandemic

Service Providers - How Future-Proof is Your Presence at Customer Premises?

Are you still shipping first generation SD-WAN to enterprises? Then you have the chance to improve your business, save costs, provide more agile services, and secure your presence on the customer premises. How? By starting to ship second generation SD-WAN instead.

uCPE Platforms Maximize the Business Opportunity for System Integrators Deploying SD-WAN

System integrators and managed service providers can maximize the flexibility of the services they provide to enterprise customers by implementing them on industry-standard uCPE.

Enea’s Commitment during the Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus situation continues to develop rapidly. In this blog post, Jan Häglund, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enea, explains which decisions that the company has made to protect the health and safety of all staff, and to maintain business continuity.

How to Make uCPE Deployment Easier (and Cheaper) with In-Band Management

Unified in-band management carries all management and data traffic over the same physical interface. Shared interfaces can minimize system cost and make things easier for the end user, if done right.

Unleashing the Full Potential of 5G with Robust Data Management

Learn how Enea's Unified Data Management and Unified Data Repository will allow applications for network and business operations to securely store and access data, and operators to have a unified view of all data in 5G management in 2020.

Simpler and More Flexible Managed SD-WAN Services with uCPE

The second generation SD-WAN makes it possible for service providers to tailor SD-WAN offerings to vertical industry segments. This blog post explains how it works and why it matters.

CMC Networks Expands Their SD-WAN Business by Leveraging Enea's uCPE Software Platform

CMC Networks builds on uCPE to achieve maximum flexibility and adaptability for their second generation SD-WAN offering.

Open and Modular is the Next Thing for SD-WAN

How modular SD-WAN reduced TCO and allows for service providers to offer differentiated services instead of simply reselling an SD-WAN vendor's product

NETCONF and YANG – Why You Need Them

How do you manage network devices? Still using scripting and CLIs? Then it's definately time to consider upgrading to a programmable management interface like NETCONF. This blog posts ask you four questions to help you understand if you need NETCONF and YANG.

Second Generation SD-WAN: How to Migrate

A second generation SD-WAN for deployment on uCPE based on white box hardware and open virtualization platforms is now gaining ground among communication service providers and enterprises who see a flexible and cost-efficient alternative to gray box SD-WAN.

7 out of 10 planning SD-WAN deployments on uCPE!

In a recent webinar organized by SDXCentral we asked about deploying SD-WAN on uCPE. The audience answered they are ready to migrate to a second-generation SD-WAN solution, based on uCPE.

SD-WAN – The New Backbone of the Enterprise

The benefits of SD-WAN solutions have become more evident to enterprises and the market is growing rapidly. Learn about the background and how this type of solution helps enterprises reduce costs.

Meeting Jan Häglund – the new Chief Executive Officer of Enea

Tomas Hasselrot meets Jan Häglund and asks him about his view on Enea and the strategy looking forward.

3 Steps to Build a Flexible and Cost-Efficient uCPE Platform

While SD-WAN is experiencing a serious hype, service providers have begun to show great interest in basing SD-WAN offerings on uCPE solutions. Why is this? Why do service providers take such an interest in uCPE?

Top 5 Predictions for 2019 - The Connected Society Coming of Age

As we move into 2019, many of the technologies and paradigm shifts that have been in discussion for several years - ranging from NFV to 5G - are moving from discussion and development into real deployments. The ever-connected society is coming of age, but with that also comes increased expectations regarding functionality, quality, and user experience.

5 reasons why 5G needs flexible runtimes

Flexibility is key to keep CapEx low and shorten time-to-deployment when 5G operators start deploy 5G networks. A flexible runtime is an enabler of system flexibility. This blog post gives you five reasons why you need a flexible runtime platform for 5G RAN applications.

Enea Strengthens Partnership with Intel

Enea has been awarded Solution Plus Partner in the Intel Network Builders Winners’ Circle, recognized for industry leadership in technical innovation, meeting the industry’s transformational needs, and delivering open and flexible solutions optimized for Intel.

Network Transformation Award Winner

The virtualization software platform Enea NFV Access redefines the economics of uCPE and SD-WAN deployments. It is purpose-built for best-in-class networking characteristics and footprint – ideal for retail and point of sales scenarios.

Where is uCPE Heading?

You don’t have to pick greyboxes for uCPE anymore, since whiteboxes with independent NFVi are now available. This enables new uCPE solutions with great technical capabilities and tremendously attractive economical conditions.

SD-WAN and uCPE: Solving the Economic Equation

Carriers, service providers and enterprises are desperately looking for affordable and manageable SD WAN and uCPE solutions in order to deliver the right function or service at the right performance. But how do they solve the economic equation?

Survey Result: The Most Important uCPE Requirements

In the cost sensitive vCPE/SD-WAN use cases, CSPs and enterprises rank open source based software and APIs, optimized for low-end whiteboxes, as their top two requirements.

3 good (technical) reasons to why you need an IP fast path

Why have Nokia, ARM, Cavium, Marvell and others invested in Open Fast Path (OFP), an open source project aiming to provide an accelerated IP stack implemented in Linux user space?

Enea Leading Lights 2018 Finalist: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy

Light Reading just announced the 2018 shortlist for the Leading Lights Awards: Enea is a finalist in the Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category. 

A New Challenge: Scaling MulticoreOS for Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT faces the same challenge as telecoms did a few years back: scaling runtimes over multicore processors to provide enough processing power to handle all the data from the end-points.

Getting High Performance Real-Time out of Linux

What to do when you need Linux and hard real-time in the same system? Find out 3 ways how to get it done in software!

Voices from the Field: Using Enea OSE to ensure real-time characteristics in an LTE terminal device.

In this interview, we are talking to Mr. Zhang, a VP for Research and Development at a company that develops LTE terminal devices. In the design, Enea OSE is used on an ARM cluster and Enea OSEck on DSPs.

The Rise of Open Service Delivery Platforms at the Network Edge

We talked to Paul Parker-Johnson, Principal Analyst for Cloud & Virtual System Infrastructure at ACG Research about what is going on at the network edge and what it takes to succeed as a solutions provider.

Survey results: 3 questions about virtualizing the network edge

SDxCentral recently hosted a webinar with speakers from ACG Research, Intel and Enea. During the webinar, three questions were answered by a highly qualified audience of solution vendors, Systems Integrators and service providers.

Goodbye vertical silos, hello components!

Vendors would, in the past, package hardware and software together. In this horizontal world, we’re splitting that. The bundling and selling of vertical silos won’t work anymore.

4 Steps to Shorter Time-to-Revenue

4 steps how to shorten time-to-revenue in NFV/SDN systems at the network edge, ensuring flexible service deployment through open and standard APIs.

When will vCPE Solutions use ARM and Why?

In a recent webinar with Light Reading, the audience was asked the question “Are you deploying ARM-based vCPE solutions in the near future”? Let’s take a look at the results.