Category Archives: vCPE

The BIG numbers are in for vCPE

  Guest Post from Glen Ragoonanan of Analysis Mason As promised, the big numbers are in: Analysys Mason and Amdocs will be publicizing the results over the coming months. To find out more register for our upcoming NFV ROI webinar with Analysys Mason looking at the business case for  vCPE-based services and the potential of 4% EBITDA improvement on 17th November at 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET or visit     More >>

Who goes first – wins!

No apologies for distorting the old “Who dares wins“ adage. And in the case of NFV and SDN the “dares” verb simply pales relative to the BIG returns and savings accrued. Amdocs, just this week, received the results from an Analysys Mason report in which the data could not be clearer: Being the first mover in vCPE in your market will pay significant dividends. In developed markets this can be conservatively around US$1.1Bn in net business benefits for those CPEs who introduce Enterprise vCPE first. The savings are almost as phenomenal in the residential vCPE market. So how do the […]  More >>

The elephant in the room: NFV on its own won’t enable service innovation

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is at the peak of its “hype-curve” and service providers are making dangerous assumptions about the benefits of “vanilla” NFV implementations. We have a long history of overestimating the impact of technology.  In the twentieth century the plethora of technology and innovations from dish-washers, washing machines and vacuum cleaners were predicted to slash the amount of time spent on housework.  However, between 1900 and 1965 the time spent on “home-making” only fell a paltry 6 hours a week.  And in the late 1990s, despite Wireless Application Protocol or “WAP” being marketed as “Internet in your pocket”, […]  More >>

vCPE: a lucrative journey for fixed operators – too costly to miss!

What is the return on investment for vCPE-enabled services? BILLIONS! for a Tier-1 developed market communications service providers (CSPs). Virtualisation of the customer premises equipment (CPE) is a very prominent NFV use case to-date. Several major Tier 1 CSPs have already launched vCPE-enabled services, for example AT&T’s ‘Network on Demand’, Deutsche Telekom’s ‘Cloud VPN’ and Telefónica’s vCPE for residential services in Brazil, and many others in developed markets are evaluating the technology. But Amdocs teamed up with Analysys Mason to answer the burning questions of: how big is the return for vCPE-enabled services, really? And what is the impact on […]  More >>