NetCracker to Showcase Blueprint for Transitioning to SDN/NFV for CSPs at Mobile World Congress 2015

Introduces Multiple Use Cases Focused on Fulfillment and Monetization of Hybrid Infrastructure

NetCracker Unveils Joint SDN/NFV Branding and Initiative with NEC

 

BARCELONA, SPAIN — February 26, 2015 — NetCracker Technology announced today that it will highlight its new joint software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) initiative with its parent company, NEC, at Mobile World Congress 2015, which is set for March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. NetCracker will also underscore its leadership in BSS/OSS through solution demonstrations and customer announcements at the show.

Launching a New Brand and Initiative

NEC and NetCracker recently unveiled its new network and infrastructure virtualization initiative, which will be led by the new brand and organization, “NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV Solutions.” This joint initiative brings together NEC’s network expertise and NetCracker’s IT leadership to deliver cutting-edge virtualized solutions to communications service providers (CSPs) around the world.

NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV Solutions will combine NEC’s and NetCracker’s research and development, delivery, marketing and sales efforts to operationalize network and infrastructure virtualization, generate new revenue streams and enable a new level of customer experience.

Operationalizing Use Cases for Virtualization

Together NEC and NetCracker are leading the way in operationalizing and monetizing network and infrastructure virtualization. The blueprint being introduced at Mobile World Congress covers a range of use cases, such as vCPE, vEPC and vIMS, for operationalizing hybrid infrastructure.

NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV Solutions recently completed a highly successful vCPE trial at Telekom Austria Group, demonstrating the solution’s ability to instantiate, orchestrate and control third-party VNFs for on-demand applications.

Evolving the Foundational Role of Orchestration

As part of its solution demonstration, NetCracker will underscore how orchestration is becoming the keystone in enabling the next generation of service management. As new services emerge, pressuring operators to develop cutting-edge traffic, network and customer optimization strategies, management and orchestration (MANO) solutions will take on the role of establishing end-to-end visibility and control.

NetCracker will also showcase and discuss how orchestration complements its market-leading BSS/OSS solutions to drive broader service and revenue management strategies for operators around the world.

Underscoring BSS/OSS Market Leadership

NetCracker will spotlight its continued ability to lead the communications market forward in both BSS and OSS domains.

In Barcelona, NetCracker will feature several major customer wins, including its comprehensive managed billing partnership with a leading mobile operator in Asia. NetCracker will also highlight a go-live of its comprehensive OSS capabilities at a large-scale, multi-service European telecommunications service provider.

NetCracker Executive Speaking Session

NetCracker will participate in the following speaking session at the event:


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Network Investment: Making Money

·         Sanjay Mewada, Vice President of Strategy, NetCracker Technology

·         14:30-16:00 CET

·         Hall 4, Auditorium 5

 

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the proven partner for communications service providers and cable operators offering comprehensive, end-to-end solutions and delivery capabilities to optimize their enterprise. With its global reach, leading-edge technology, and unbroken track record of successful implementations, NetCracker helps eliminate operational and business silos and delivers real-time experience in an on-demand world.  For more information, please visit www.NetCracker.com.

 

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corp. All other company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com .

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.