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Virtual CPE (vCPE) for Business Services

Flexible virtualization of business CPE functionalities across access, aggregation and core domains.



vCPE system architecture

  • Open NFV/SDN architecture facilitates integration with network-wide orchestrators and SDN controllers
  • Powerful, carrier-class operating system (vCPE-OS), pre-integrated on RAD vCPE platforms and also available for third-party white box devices

Your Benefits


vCPE implementation for business services: centralized,
de-centralized, or hybrid 


white box vCPE with optional license-based physical network functions (PNFs)


compute resources enable remote deployment of network functions and
value-added services


wire-speed performance with built-in service assurance frees up CPU resources for additional services


physical network functions (P-PNF) for seamless connectivity over any access


operating system runs on RAD or
third party white box platforms

Featured Products


The ETX-2i also serves as a Universal CPE (uCPE), Whitebox+, which enhances a pluggable x86 server module with Physical Network Functions (PNFs) to enable superior performance for vCPE applications. It is supported by RADview management and orchestration.


The ETX-2v supports a wide range of business customers and user scenarios, from small offices to large sites, using a variety of bandwidth and processing power options.


RAD’s vCPE-OS is interoperable with open source management platforms, and easily integrates with standards-based SDN controllers, orchestrators and operations/business support systems (OSS/BSS) from major providers. Featuring a comprehensive management and security suite, vCPE-OS is unique in its convergence of key OS components of NFV infrastructure (including a KVM hypervisor, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, and other elements) with embedded networking capabilities and integrated drivers for LTE and Wi-Fi. In addition, it enables seamless integration of RAD’s pluggable physical network functions (PNFs), such as OAM, Timing, TDM, DSL, and PON.


MiNID Sleeve

Part of RAD’s vCPE Toolbox portfolio, the MiNID enriches the Service Assured Access offering with software-defined functionalities for enhanced demarcation, remote monitoring and fault isolation, as well as remote packet capture and micro-burst measurement capabilities. MiNID also provides instant upgrades for legacy switches and routers, as well as for vCPE platforms and COTS servers. This helps service providers, mobile operators and wholesale carriers introduce new services quickly and with better quality of experience (QoE) while increasing operational efficiency and lowering costs. Remotely managed via CLI, web interface and SNMP, it features zero-touch provisioning for fast and simple installation and does not require dedicated training.


The miniature Ethernet over STM-1/OC-3 converter provides TDM connectivity to any Ethernet device with an SFP (small form-factor pluggable) compatible GbE port. Hot-swappable and software-configurable, the intelligent SFP converter is a fully managed device supporting standard GFP encapsulation. It delivers a complete Ethernet over SDH/SONET solution in a finger-sized SFP enclosure and enables a quick rollout of new Ethernet services over legacy TDM infrastructure. The MiRICi-155 is part of RAD’s “System on an SFP” product line.

MiRICi-E1/T1, MiRICi-E3/T3
MiRICi-E1/T1, MiRICi-E3/T3, MiRIC-ML/E1, T1

The smart SFP miniature remote bridges provide TDM connectivity to any Ethernet device with an SFP (small form-factor pluggable) compatible Fast Ethernet or GbE port. Hot-swappable and software-configurable, the intelligent SFPs are fully managed devices supporting standard GFP encapsulation, as well as HDLC and cHDLC. MiRIC-ML supports PPP and ML-PPP, with the vAccess VNF as the virtualized service engine. They deliver a complete Ethernet over PDH solution in finger-sized SFP enclosures and enable a quick rollout of new Ethernet services over legacy TDM infrastructure. The MiRICi-E1/T1, MiRICi-E3/T3 and MiRIC-ML are part of RAD’s vCPE Toolkit. They provide simple and cost-effective alternatives to external, standalone bridge units or conversion cards for user devices, saving on space, cabling and power consumption, and simplifying management.

MiTOP-E1/T1, MiTOP-E3/T3
MiTOP-E1/T1, MiTOP-E3/T3

Featuring multi-standard pseudowire support and Synchronous Ethernet (Sync-E) in a finger-sized enclosure, the smart SFP devices provide an ideal solution for service providers, utility companies and enterprises wishing to ensure highly accurate timing synchronization for their legacy services while migrating to packet switched transport. Part of RAD’s “System on an SFP” portfolio, the MiTOP-E1/T1 and MiTOP-E3/T3 are designed for quick and simple insertion into any Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet port with an MSA-compatible socket.


Easily plugged into service routers to simultaneously distribute frequency and time, the patented MiCLK eliminates the need to install GPS/GNSS antennas at every cell site while providing highly accurate timing distribution with full network coverage – even in underground and in-building installations. It is also ideal for 4G small-cell deployments. The field-proven MiCLK allows service providers to dramatically reduce installation and engineering costs by eliminating the need for additional space or power requirements.

RADview Performance Monitoring

The RADview features a network element manager, end-to-end service manager for Carrier Ethernet services, performance monitoring portal for ongoing monitoring of Ethernet and IP services, D-NFV orchestrator for virtual machines and application services at the customer edge, and a network planner for resource optimization and capacity planning.

Featuring client/server architecture with multi-user support, RADview provides intuitive graphic representation of network clouds, links, nodes, end-to-end services, and network status indication. Fully ITU-T FCAPS compliant, it offers security management supporting user access profiles and allowing network partitioning.

Whitebox+ for vCPE Business Services


White Papers

  • Plugware for White Box CPEs
  • Boosting White Box Performance
  • EANTC’s MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress Public Multi-Vendor Interoperability Test 2017
  • Commercializing NFV: vCPE as a first step
  • vCPE Market Outlook
  • RAD-HPE vCPE Solution Testing
  • RAD’s vCPE Solution Brief at Intel’s Network Builders
  • Best Practices for vCPE Deployment


  • Carrier-Grade vCPE: Making It Real
  • Virtual CPE Reality
  • Whitebox+ for vCPE Business Services
  • The evolving CPE
  • Best Practices for vCPE Deployment

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