NetCracker Promotes NFV, SDN Orchestrator

By Paula Bernier June 04, 2014

NEC subsidiary NetCracker is at the TM Forum event in France this week promoting its service and network orchestration solution, which addresses the service provider move toward network functions virtualization and software-defined networking. The orchestration function is included in the company’s NetCracker 9 suite.

This solution, which was recently recognized with an Excellence in SDN Award from TMC, provides a centralized orchestration catalog with the ability to onboard virtual network functions while continuing to support legacy services; real-time configuration management, dynamic service chaining, dynamic capacity management and real-time service provisioning to optimize capacity and service resources across virtualized and hybrid network domains; service lifecycle management to maintain service quality, and service fulfillment automation; and policy and analytics capabilities that orchestrate and execute complex network and service policies on the fly as needed.

(To learn more about NFV and SDN, consider attending Software Telco Congress – The NFV Event. It will run from Aug. 11-14 at The Rio – Las Vegas. For more information, click here:

NetCracker parent company NEC also has been active in the emerging area of SDN. As reported earlier this year by NFVZone’s SDN Zone, NEC was at Mobile World Congress in February demonstrating its virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE). At the time, NEC's vEPC was already being deployed in a national project in the Asian nation of Myanmar, which is leveraging the solution to support LTE and fixed-line telephone services. NEC’s vCPE solution allows IP functions to be shifted from a customer's on-premises equipment to a telecom operator's network, enabling expedited and more affordable service availability in the process. NEC also used Mobile World Congress to promote its Traffic Management Systems (TMS) and NetCracker's Telecom Operation and Management Systems (TOMS), both of which NEC was promoting as ways to give carriers end-to-end network visibility and control, and enable them to optimize traffic flow.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Executive Editor, TMC

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