Lanner partners with Ekinops to develop a highly flexible universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) solution with simplified VNF deployment and management . The partnership enables Lanner Whitebox network appliances to be pre-validated with Ekinops’ Compose platform, addressing the new challenges for communication service providers (CSPs) in the age of virtualization with a consolidated, cost-effective, and VNF-ready uCPE for PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SD-WAN deployments.