'virtualized CPE' enables certain IP functions to be shifted away from the residential gateways (the equipment installed in the customer's home) towards the carrier's own network. As a result, end users will experience rapid service deployment and improved network operation and maintenance benefits.
Customer benefit or user merit
By minimising dependence on hardware, virtualisation will bring considerable benefits both to the management of the network and to the end user. This means that network management is expected to become easier and more flexible, thereby guaranteeing greater control and security of the consumer electronics connected to the network. It will also reduce any possible incidents and breakdowns.