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Netcracker Drives GCI’s Transformation into a Digital Service Provider

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Netcracker Drives GCI’s Transformation into a Digital Service Provider

Modernized BSS/OSS Capabilities Help GCI Optimize Customer Experience, Improve Business Agility and Enable New Business Models

WALTHAM, MA — May 16, 2016 — Netcracker Technology announced today that General Communication, Inc. (GCI), the leading communications service provider in Alaska, has selected Netcracker to enable its Polaris Program, which is the transformation of GCI’s customer, revenue and operations management systems. These new capabilities will deliver a better customer experience, reduce operational costs through managed services and greater automation in call center operations and bring services to the market more quickly through an automated and streamlined fulfillment and provisioning process.

As the largest telecommunications company in Alaska, GCI provides multiplay services, including voice, video, broadband and wireless services, to businesses and consumers across the region. Its broadband network accounts for roughly 70 percent of the consumer broadband market in Alaska.

GCI will use the Netcracker 10 product suite to provide an improved customer experience through a more streamlined and simplified digital omnichannel journey. With a single product catalog covering all of GCI’s businesses, the company will be able to provide one invoice for all consumer products and reduce the time it takes to provide customers with accurate quotes for new services, leading to faster sales and higher overall customer satisfaction. Netcracker 10 makes this possible because it is a true end-to-end, analytics-driven revenue, customer and operations management solution.

To help reduce operational costs and enable a more efficient use of resources, GCI is using Netcracker’s multiyear hosted managed services program. With Netcracker as its strategic partner, GCI will also be able to fully integrate the wireless customers and assets acquired from Alaska Communications.

“Our need to improve IT process efficiency and accelerate service delivery methods to optimize customer experience led us to select Netcracker, which has proven itself to enable large-scale digital transformations successfully,” said John Hegarty, Vice President/General Manager of the Polaris Program at GCI. “With the combination of innovative solutions, robust road map, managed services and expertise in handling complex business transformations, we are confident that our partnership with Netcracker will deliver the right outcomes which will enhance our customer experience leadership position.”

“We look forward to helping GCI provide the experience that its customers not only demand, but expect from an integrated telecommunication provider,” said Sylvain Seignour, Vice President of Global Sales at Netcracker. “Our Netcracker 10 solution is a game changer and we are excited to validate its ability to enable critical digital transformations.” For more information on Netcracker’s solutions and services, please contact Joanna Larivee at [email protected]

About Netcracker Technology
Netcracker Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is a forward-looking software company, offering mission-critical solutions to service providers around the globe. Our comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and professional services enables large-scale digital transformations, unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, virtualization and the changing mobile ecosystem. With an unbroken service delivery track record of more than 20 years, our unique combination of technology, people and expertise helps companies transform their networks and enable better experiences for their customers.

For more information, visit www.netcracker.com.

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