Lightower Fiber Networks Implements NetCracker Solution to Consolidate and Manage Large-Scale Infrastructure Expansion
Following Successful Go Live, Lightower Expands the NetCracker Relationship to Drive Operating Efficiencies and Service Quality
WALTHAM, MA — March 20, 2012 — NetCracker Technology announced today that Lightower Fiber Networks has gone live with NetCracker’s large-scale program to consolidate and manage its extensive fiber-based infrastructure. Based on the success of this implementation, Lightower has selected NetCracker to conduct follow-on projects that will further automate network operations and enhance operational efficiency.
Lightower, headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of fiber-based networking solutions including Ethernet, dark fiber, DWDM, SONET, Internet access, and collocation services. With the acquisition of a number of high-capacity service providers over the past 18 months, Lightower has increased its network density, broadened its customer base, and secured its position as the premier metro fiber provider in the Northeastern U.S.
The NetCracker solution encompasses Lightower’s physical and logical infrastructure assets, allowing for the seamless management of all network information and assets. This solution automates the deployment process regardless of underlying network technology, geographical area, or former ownership. Facilitating the introduction of new networks and services, NetCracker’s solution streamlines engineering operations, and improves Lightower’s ability to plan and fulfill client orders by reducing the time and effort required to accurately analyze resources throughout the network.
“Lightower Fiber Networks has an encompassing, innovative vision combined with the determination and outstanding execution to transform it into reality,” said Andrew Feinberg, President and CEO of NetCracker Technology. “As a company, NetCracker shares these values and is privileged to be part of the team that is helping Lightower achieve its goals.”
“NetCracker delivered a solution that meets Lightower’s immediate need to integrate recent acquisitions, manage our networks, and also help future-proof our operations as we continue on a path of aggressive corporate expansion,” said Jason Campbell, EVP of Operations and Engineering at Lightower. “NetCracker clearly demonstrated its ability to scale the solution and respond to a fast-paced implementation process, all while delivering on time.”
About NetCracker Technology
NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the leading provider of Telecom Operations and Management Systems to Communications Service Providers worldwide. For additional information, please visit http://www.NetCracker.com.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world’s leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at: http://www.nec.com.
About Lightower Fiber Networks
Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, offering over 6,400 fiber route miles coupled with comprehensive transport, alternative access, and nationwide long haul services. Lightower’s fiber footprint extends from New England, to eastern New York State, New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City. With access to over 2,800 buildings, Lightower offers unparalleled regional density, performance, scalability, security, and reliability in the Northeast. Lightower Fiber is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information, visit www.lightower.com or call 888-LT-FIBER.