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. 

uCPE Solution for Ultra Low-End SD-WAN with Enea, Advantech, and Fortinet

This is a demonstration of an entry-level secure SD-WAN uCPE solution, in collaboration between Enea, Advantech and Fortinet. It is based on an ultra low-end uCPE hardware, the Advantech FWA-T011, a low footprint uCPE software infrastructure, Enea NFV Access, and a low footprint secure SD-WAN virtual network function, the FortiGate Secure SD-WAN.


See the first intelligent service classifier with open SDN & NFV interfaces, enabling dynamic service chaining for Gi-LAN, SD-WAN and vCPE.


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

Open Source and Independence

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.


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. 

A Vast Ecosystem

Enea works with industry leading NFV partners that provide customers with purpose built solutions that maximize agility at the network edge at compelling cost levels.

Through a vast ecosystem of VNF manufacturers, whitebox vendors, semiconductor manufacturers, and industry collaboration forums, Enea  is a catalyst for the connected society.

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