Customer Premises Equipment
The term customer premises equipment (CPE, engl. For " equipment in customer premises " ) refers to a subscriber terminal in a computer network, a telephone network or telephone systems.
These terminals whose legal owner is usually the end user or customer are connected to a telephone or data network (Internet or LAN). Telephones, fax machines and modems are the most common CPE devices. In the DSL CPE context is used to refer to DSL modems, analog is called in the wireless broadband WiMAX technology, WiMAX CPE modem also.