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According to the recent advancement of wired and wireless communication network technology such as mobile communication and high-speed Internet, home network service based on Internet information appliance makes great strides. Particularly, the UPnP based technology that guarantees QoS (Quality of Service) for heterogeneous devices is now applied to the development of various home network services. UPnP is very difficult for individual user to find any service of appliance they need and it would take a lot of time. Hence, this paper defines a new paradigm as Consumer Electronic as a Service (CEaaS) using cloud computing for next-generation ubiquitous network environments and propose new U-City home network architecture.