The Enea Blog

7 out of 10 planning SD-WAN deployments on uCPE!

In a recent webinar organized by SDXCentral we asked about deploying SD-WAN on uCPE. The audience answered they are ready to migrate to a second-generation SD-WAN solution, based on uCPE.

Extraordinary Circumstances Bring New Meaning to 5G

Harold Labruyère, Vice President of Engineering and Innovation at the Qosmos Division of Enea, shares his view on the significance to continue the work with 5G in the midst of the coranvirus pandemic

Service providers - How future-proof is your presence at customer premises?

Are you still shipping first generation SD-WAN to enterprises? Then you have the chance to improve your business, save costs, provide more agile services, and secure your presence on the customer premises. How? By starting to ship second generation SD-WAN instead.

uCPE Platforms Maximize the Business Opportunity for System Integrators Deploying SD-WAN

System integrators and managed service providers can maximize the flexibility of the services they provide to enterprise customers by implementing them on industry-standard uCPE.

Enea’s Commitment during the Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus situation continues to develop rapidly. In this blog post, Jan Häglund, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enea, explains which decisions that the company has made to protect the health and safety of all staff, and to maintain business continuity.

How to make uCPE deployment easier (and cheaper) with in-band management

Unified in-band management carries all management and data traffic over the same physical interface. Shared interfaces can minimize system cost and make things easier for the end user, if done right.

Unleashing the Full Potential of 5G with Robust Data Management

Learn how Enea's Unified Data Management and Unified Data Repository will allow applications for network and business operations to securely store and access data, and operators to have a unified view of all data in 5G management in 2020.

Simpler and More Flexible Managed SD-WAN Services with uCPE

The second generation SD-WAN makes it possible for service providers to tailor SD-WAN offerings to vertical industry segments. This blog post explains how it works and why it matters.


CMC Networks builds on uCPE to achieve maximum flexibility and adaptability for their second generation SD-WAN offering.

Open and Modular is the Next Thing for SD-WAN

How modular SD-WAN reduced TCO and allows for service providers to offer differentiated services instead of simply reselling an SD-WAN vendor's product

NETCONF and YANG – why you need it

How do you manage network devices? Still using scripting and CLIs? Then it's definately time to consider upgrading to a programmable management interface like NETCONF. This blog posts ask you four questions to help you understand if you need NETCONF and YANG.

Second generation SD-WAN: how to migrate

A second generation SD-WAN for deployment on uCPE based on white box hardware and open virtualization platforms is now gaining ground among communication service providers and enterprises who see a flexible and cost-efficient alternative to gray box SD-WAN.

SD-WAN – The New Backbone of the Enterprise

The benefits of SD-WAN solutions have become more evident to enterprises and the market is growing rapidly. Learn about the background and how this type of solution helps enterprises reduce costs.

Meeting Jan Häglund – the new Chief Executive Officer of Enea

Tomas Hasselrot meets Jan Häglund and asks him about his view on Enea and the strategy looking forward.

3 Steps to Build a Flexible and Cost-Efficient uCPE Platform

While SD-WAN is experiencing a serious hype, service providers have begun to show great interest in basing SD-WAN offerings on uCPE solutions. Why is this? Why do service providers take such an interest in uCPE?

Top 5 Predictions for 2019 - The Connected Society Coming of Age

As we move into 2019, many of the technologies and paradigm shifts that have been in discussion for several years - ranging from NFV to 5G - are moving from discussion and development into real deployments. The ever-connected society is coming of age, but with that also comes increased expectations regarding functionality, quality, and user experience.

5 reasons why 5G needs flexible runtimes

Flexibility is key to keep CapEx low and shorten time-to-deployment when 5G operators start deploy 5G networks. A flexible runtime is an enabler of system flexibility. This blog post gives you five reasons why you need a flexible runtime platform for 5G RAN applications.

Enea Strengthens Partnership with Intel

Enea has been awarded Solution Plus Partner in the Intel Network Builders Winners’ Circle, recognized for industry leadership in technical innovation, meeting the industry’s transformational needs, and delivering open and flexible solutions optimized for Intel.

Network Transformation Award Winner

The virtualization software platform Enea NFV Access redefines the economics of uCPE and SD-WAN deployments. It is purpose-built for best-in-class networking characteristics and footprint – ideal for retail and point of sales scenarios.

Where is uCPE heading?

You don’t have to pick greyboxes for uCPE anymore, since whiteboxes with independent NFVi are now available. This enables new uCPE solutions with great technical capabilities and tremendously attractive economical conditions.

SD-WAN and uCPE: Solving the Economic Equation

Carriers, service providers and enterprises are desperately looking for affordable and manageable SD WAN and uCPE solutions in order to deliver the right function or service at the right performance. But how do they solve the economic equation?

Survey Result: The Most Important uCPE Requirements

In the cost sensitive vCPE/SD-WAN use cases, CSPs and enterprises rank open source based software and APIs, optimized for low-end whiteboxes, as their top two requirements.

3 good (technical) reasons to why you need an IP fast path

Why have Nokia, ARM, Cavium, Marvell and others invested in Open Fast Path (OFP), an open source project aiming to provide an accelerated IP stack implemented in Linux user space?

Enea Leading Lights 2018 Finalist: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy

Light Reading just announced the 2018 shortlist for the Leading Lights Awards: Enea is a finalist in the Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category. 


Industrial IoT faces the same challenge as telecoms did a few years back: scaling runtimes over multicore processors to provide enough processing power to handle all the data from the end-points.

Commercial NFV Value through Open Source

Enea’s commitment to the open source community not only advances development and deployment of NFV but brings great commercial value, with zero lock-in, multi-vendor choice out-of-the-box, and optimal integrations and configurations for each specific use case.

Getting High Performance Real-Time out of Linux

What to do when you need Linux and hard real-time in the same system? Find out 3 ways how to get it done in software!

Voices from the Field: Using Enea OSE to ensure real-time characteristics in an LTE terminal device.

In this interview, we are talking to Mr. Zhang, a VP for Research and Development at a company that develops LTE terminal devices. In the design, Enea OSE is used on an ARM cluster and Enea OSEck on DSPs.

Improving upgradability, updatability and configurability in OPNFV

Fuel is easy to install but made OPNFV difficult to upgrade, update, and configure. Enea helped implementing a more dynamic architecture that gives more flexibility in production - the Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP).

Optimizing NFV Cost, Performance & Power with the Arm Ecosystem

The Arm ecosystem delivers solutions to unlock the power of NFV and brings new price and power points. The Arm Infrastructure Developer Community (AIDC) and WorksonArm initiatives showcase the range of powerful solutions available in the Arm ecosystem.

The Rise of Open Service Delivery Platforms at the Network Edge

We talked to Paul Parker-Johnson, Principal Analyst for Cloud & Virtual System Infrastructure at ACG Research about what is going on at the network edge and what it takes to succeed as a solutions provider.

Survey results: 3 questions about virtualizing the network edge

SDxCentral recently hosted a webinar with speakers from ACG Research, Intel and Enea. During the webinar, three questions were answered by a highly qualified audience of solution vendors, Systems Integrators and service providers.

Goodbye vertical silos, hello components!

Vendors would, in the past, package hardware and software together. In this horizontal world, we’re splitting that. The bundling and selling of vertical silos won’t work anymore.

4 STEPS to shorter time-to-revenue

4 steps how to shorten time-to-revenue in NFV/SDN systems at the network edge, ensuring flexible service deployment through open and standard APIs.

Get the Edge – Thanks to Efficient NFV Infrastructure based on ARM

An interview with Bob Monkman at ARM about ARM's role in the NFV evolution, and how ecosystem partners like Enea can amplify benefits like footprint, performance, power consumption, and innovation.

NFV benefits to telecom operators

This interview with Ulf Bragnell, Director Product Management at Enea discusses NFV trends and particularly vCPE benefits to operators, along an exposé of commercial software solutions.

When will vCPE solutions use ARM and Why?

In a recent webinar with Light Reading, the audience was asked the question “Are you deploying ARM-based vCPE solutions in the near future”? Let’s take a look at the results.