Customers want more personalized, digital services to be available anywhere at any time—a trend that is fundamentally changing how businesses operate. The path to meeting customer demands, as well as bringing innovative services to market faster and reducing overhead directly parallels each service provider’s own digital transformation.
For many traditional network operators, becoming a digital service provider is a top priority. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies are key enablers to this digital transformation. Progress is underway and trials for SDN/NFV are increasingly common, but the small number of deployments indicates that there is a gap between the optimistic vision and the pragmatic execution.
Service providers are finding it difficult to deploy these technologies, and the business processes they require, at scale. This is where NEC and Netcracker can help. Together and separately we have been investing heavily in SDN and NFV technologies and the launch of our Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice increases that investment.
It’s time to move the industry forward… and the next step is your most important one.
NEC and Netcracker's AVP fosters collaboration by removing the key barriers to progress:
The inability to quickly identify, build and launch new revenue-generating services across new network environments.
The challenge in managing existing network operations alongside new virtualized network operations. These hybrid networks require balancing emerging services and technologies with current systems while identifying the appropriate tools and processes needed to create Agile development environments that support IT and network requirements.
The lack of personnel with the appropriate skillsets to harness new capabilities brought about by virtualization and address the complexities in implementing new solutions and strategies across numerous internal teams and external vendors.