The Future of CPE

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The CPE (customer premises equipment) industry is constantly evolving with new products and capabilities and there have been two major developments in wireless technologies: Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. This short article takes a quick look at both of these and how they may impact CPE and power supply design.

Wi-Fi 6

The next generation of Wi-Fi is just around the corner. There is an unquenchable thirst for faster internet due to the mass consumption of online content such as OTT streaming services, interactive apps and online gaming. Also the number of connected devices on home Wi-Fi networks increases significantly year-on-year.

Wi-Fi 6 will enable operators to increase capacity and boost the speed of individual devices that are connected to the same network. With the introduction of new Wi-Fi 6 routers, devices will be allocated more bandwidth which will increase the scalability of Wi-Fi networks so they can support more connected devices.


The first Fifth generation mobile / wireless 5G roll outs are already underway. 5G promises faster connections, higher throughput and more capacity. Whilst there are many different opinions on how effective 5G will be outside of large urban areas, it is clear that this is another major technology shift for the industry and will enable new services and benefits for consumers.

What does this mean for CPE power supplies?

Both of these new technologies will require a new range of CPE devices including access points / routers, range extenders and other compatible products. All of these devices will require the latest generation of CPE power supplies that support higher transient power capability, fully customized designs and a wider range of connectivity options. To find out more about NetBit’s CPE products, click here.