NFV/disaggregation: AudioCodes Mediant µCPE as a managed CPE

Voice over IP and virtualised multi-vendor applications are combined based on tried-and-trusted AudioCodes hardware and additional orchestration-driven automation. This enables network operators to give their corporate customers managed CPE on which customer-specific applications, such as SD-WAN, firewalls or virtual PBX systems, can be bundled. This allows an end-to-end solution for a diverse range of customer requirements.
AudioCodes’ universal CPE, which is used as an all-in-one device on corporate customers’ premises, supports the network with easy ALL-IP migration by using different WAN interfaces, as well as local ISDN interfaces to connect local TDM systems or IP PBXs. The orchestrator runs on the universal CPE and enables application providers to deliver virtualised services on corporate customers’ premises with centralised management and orchestration-driven automation.
Providing virtualised and cloud-native applications on all CPE speeds up the provision of applications and makes operation automatic. This paves the way for the transformation from a traditional voice provider to a managed business provider.
Typical applications:
  • in small and medium-sized businesses
  • in branch networks
  • in insurance agencies
    • for secure connection with virtual applications, such as SD-WAN for service-dependent routing, firewall, SBCs, PBXs or ensuring Teams functions work locally
    • redundant connection via a two-way line (also LTE)
  • in home offices
    • for CPU-intensive applications, such as databases for SAP, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft SQL or PowerBI
  • Versatile platform
    • Integrated Intel X86 server (2 to 16 core) for full support of 3rd party applications
  • WAN interfaces
    • GE (copper)
    • ADSL 2+/VDSL2/Super vectoring (35b)
    • SFP (Ethernet/fibre)
    • 3G/4G
  • LAN interfaces
    • 4 GE
    • 1 x or up to 4 x S2M (optionally with 2 x FXS/FXO)
    • WiFi 802.11ac 2.46GHz or 5GHz
  • SBC capacity
    • 200 sessions
    • 110 transcoding sessions
    • 600 registrations
  • Voice channels 30 with 1 x PRI and 120 with 4 x PRIs
  • WAN redundancy due to fallback routing
    • e.g. via 3G/4G backup