NEC Join Hands with NetCracker to Address SDN and NFV Needs

By CIOReview | Friday, May 1, 2015

WALTHAM, MA: NEC and NetCracker Technology, a wholly owned NEC subsidiary announces that they have launched a joint initiative to address the opportunities associated with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) for communications service providers (CSPs).

A new global business brand and structure is e created with the collaboration of NEC’s network innovation and NetCracker’s IT leadership and telecom expertise, delivering comprehensive end-to-end SDN/NFV solutions in a multi-domain environment.

NEC has been working to construct and provide simple and flexible next-generation network infrastructure for the implementation and application of virtualization for carrier networks. NEC commercialized the world’s first OpenFlow controller/switch in 2011, and offers SDN/NFV solutions, including virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC), virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) and virtualized mobile virtual network operator (vMVNO) offerings, with a number of commercial deployments and trials underway.

The joint NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV Solutions initiative r can be considered as a unique approach that utilizes the global scale of two companies renowned for their innovation in networks and market-leading IT solutions. Their diverse backgrounds in network hardware, CPE, network management, OSS solutions and orchestration enables NEC/NetCracker to bring together the best of network and IT expertise and experience in virtual and legacy networks.

NEC and NetCracker will enhance and deepen existing coordination and align their development efforts in bringing comprehensive SDN/NFV solutions to market. This new integration also renders dedicated account management and technical sales personnel from NEC and NetCracker to support a growing number of commercial deployments and Proof of Concept trials.

 “The success of SDN/NFV for CSPs depends on working with partners who have a deep understanding of current and future network architecture, IT principles and domains, as well as outstanding delivery expertise,” says  Andrew Feinberg, President and CEO at NetCracker. “This joint SDN/NFV initiative is built around the alignment of NEC’s network innovation and NetCracker’s proven IT solutions, which together enable the next generation of networks and services through virtualization.”