uCPE Architecture: Getting Maximum Value out of a Minimal Footprint
Date / Time: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m London
sponsored by
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Ulf Bragnell, Product Management Director - ENEA

Jeans Tseng, VP, General Manager of Telecom Applications Business Unit - Lanner

The emergence of lower-cost, high-volume white boxes along with standardized software APIs is a fundamental change that increases supplier choice and reduces cost for uCPE.

Virtualization platforms with open, scalable and optimized software enable lower hardware costs since fewer cores and less memory are needed to deliver the necessary performance. For effective service creation, CSPs must consider the necessary latency, throughput/performance and resiliency for their applications or services, and ensure that they are easily managed and orchestrated.

Operational considerations such as zero-touch provisioning, platform and VNF management does also have an impact on cost and thus need to be optimized. Value-adding capabilities enabled by deep packet inspection (DPI) like service function chaining (SFC) and dynamic traffic management are also key ingredients in an optimized solution.

Specific topics include:

  • Business and technical trends in the uCPE market
  • Cost structure of profitable uCPEs
  • Optimal combination of traffic throughput, RAM/memory footprint and number of cores
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC) as an added-value capability
  • VNF and platform management: YANG/NETCONF vs. OpenStack
  • uCPE, SD-WAN and 5G


Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Roz Roseboro has more than 20 years' experience in market research, marketing and product management. Her research focuses on how innovation and change are impacting the compute, network and storage infrastructure domains within the data centers of telecom operators. She monitors trends such as how open source is impacting the development process for telecom, and how telco data centers are transforming to support SDN, NFV and cloud. Roz joined Heavy Reading following eight years at OSS Observer and Analysys Mason, where she most recently managed its Middle East and Africa regional program, and prior to that, its Infrastructure Solutions and Communications Service Provider programs. She spent five years at RHK, where she ran the Switching and Routing and Business Communication Services programs. Prior to becoming an analyst, she worked at Motorola on IT product development and radio and mobile phone product management. Roz holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in marketing, management, and international business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is based in Chicago.

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Ulf Bragnell, Product Management Director - ENEA
As Product Management Director for Enea’s NFV offerings, Ulf is focusing on software solutions for the next generation telecom networks. Ulf is an experienced Communications industry professional with 16 years in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities ranging from sales, business development, open source software development, product strategy and product management.

He has previously held talks at OPNFV summit, ONS, Layer 123 NFV and SDN World Congress He holds a M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and has previously held technical sales positions at Enea, NXP and Texas Instruments.

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Jeans Tseng - VP, General Manager of Telecom Applications Business Unit - Lanner
Gabriel covers the mobile network system architecture, including evolution of the RAN, the mobile core, and service-layer platforms and applications. Key technologies in his coverage area include LTE Advanced, small cells, Evolved Packet Core, carrier Wi-Fi and software-centric networking technologies such as NFV, SDN and service chaining. Gabriel has covered mobile networking since 1998 through published research, live events, operator surveys and custom consulting.

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