What is Customer-premises equipment?

Customer-premises equipment is any terminal situated at a subscriber’s premises. It is associated with a carrier’s circuit at the demarcation point also called “demarc”. The demarc is directly settled in a structure to separate customer equipment from the equipment situated in the central office of the communications service provider. CPE alludes to devices like phones, network switches, residential gateways (RG), set-top boxes, routers, fixed-mobile convergence products, and Internet access gateways that empower consumers to access providers’ communication frameworks and disseminate them in a residence with a local area network (LAN).