Enea provides virtualization software building blocks to telecom operators, systems integrators and telecom equipment manufacturers. The blocks allow them to build intelligent, manageable, and high performance NFV infrastructure in a rapid and cost effective manner, for service providers to deploy new, value added services for enterprise and end user customers. 


Enea provides hardened solutions based on leading open source technologies. We optimize, augment, and integrate software components, including NFV infrastructure, management and orchestration (MANO) solutions, virtual network functions (VNF), and lab infrastructure for development and methodology.



Enea is committed to open source, and is a contributing member of most relevant open source projects (OPNFV,, DPDK, LFN, Yocto, Linaro, ODP). As such, we are a trusted advisor in NFV related system design and implementation scenarios, and experts in:

  • Performance optimization
  • Open source projects and versions
  • When to upgrade and to which version
  • Knowing when and where it makes sense to use proprietary code

Enea enables true multi-architecture choice, with greater flexibility to ensure a “best fit” for performance, cost and power consumption.


During the past 50 years, Enea has gained a strong legacy and expertise in the access network outside the data center, and has continuously pushed the evolution of platform software for the telecom industry. Today, Enea is enabling the transition from physical to virtualized network functions at the network edge through

  • Enhanced performance (data path throughput and latency)
  • Service assurance and fault management
  • NFVi ease of deployment
  • Support for a distributed services infrastructure


Enea helps customers achieve their NFV business objectives through innovation, domain expertise and flexible engagement models. The professional services offers circle around OPNFV deployments, prototyping, developing, testing, and porting of virtual network functions in a state-of-the-art hardware laboratory.

  • Integration and optimization of Enea software components
  • Development of carrier-grade software from Linux drivers up to the highest stack levels (including applications)
  • Test design and automation
  • Maintenance and support (including onsite services)

Enea NFV Use Cases


Enea addresses virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) application deployment either at the customer premise, the central office, or as a hybrid.

Service Chaining

Enea supports End-to-End service function chaining based on open standards. The solution is customizable and extendable to fit each customer’s needs.


The goal of hardware, platform and application independence together with the vCPE base architecture (using uCPEs, edge data centers and centralized data centers) is a perfect fit to enable the SD-WAN use case. 

Award winning contributor to OPNFV

As one of the top contributors to the OPNFV project and founding participant of award winning ARM Band project we take a very active and leading role in the open source community around NFV. 

OPNFV is an open source community driving integration and testing of open source components for virtualization of network functions in telecom. It is an emerging de facto standard for NFV in telecom with several of the world's largest operators and equipment manufacturers as active project members.

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Why Enea NFV?

Increase Revenue

New services are created and deployed quickly, generating additional revenue.

Software development agility allows new virtualized services to be developed and deployed significantly faster and with lower investments compared to if done on bare metal without virtualization.

Lower Costs

Smarter CPE investments reduce both CapEx and OpEx.

Increased operational efficiency and smaller hardware investments comes from moving from application specific hardware to standardized and efficient compute platforms running VNFs.

Improve Customer Satisfaction

Increased flexibility and agility to tailor unique customer specific service packages, better network functionality, and provisioning of self-service portals, all has the potential to increase end customer satisfaction.