Network visibility with virtualized CPE
A virtual customer premises equipment or vCPE is emerging as one of the most interesting use cases for NFV. It is not hard to see why; the capability of running many functionalities previously requiring separate dedicated pieces of hardware on one box while at the same time enabling rolling out future services by deploying software certainly sounds compelling. Being able to do this at a customer site, reducing the need to send people to install and configure services saves a lot of hassle and money.
Read more about virtualised CPEs over at Cranord here.