AboutIn the newsMedia Coverage Media Coverage The Customer and Partner Interactions: DSP Transition Part 2 VanillaPlus December 13, 2017 In part two of a VanillaPlus article, Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, explores the how customer and partner interactions play a role in the transition from network operator to Digital Service Provider. Taking Stock of the Digital Service Provider Roadmap: DSP Transition Part 1 VanillaPlus December 12, 2017 In part one of a VanillaPlus article, Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, explores the path that network operators are following during their transition to Digital Service Provider. Successfully Operationalizing SDN/NFV TM Forum Inform December 7, 2017 Arti Mehta of TM Forum Inform details Netcracker's strategies for making money from SDN/NFV. Crystal Ball: Customer Experience Looms Large Broadband Technology Report December 5, 2017 Monta Monaco Hernon from Broadband Technology Report discusses the ongoing importance of customer experience and ways to improve customer experience for 2018. Netcracker Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IRCM OSS News Review November 27, 2017 An article by OSS News Review covers Netcracker's accomplishment of earning leader status in Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for IRCM. Slovak Telekom Goes Live with Netcracker’s Revenue Management Solution Connect-World November 23, 2017 A press release in Connect-World covers Slovak Telekom and Netcracker Technology's recent partnership. Slovak, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has gone live with Netcracker's converged fixed and mobile revenue management solution. Conquer the Complications of Network Virtualization TM Forum Inform November 22, 2017 In an article in TM Forum Inform, Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, discusses the challenges that come with network virtualization and how service providers can overcome these obstacles. NFV & SDN Are Generating Profit$, Claims Netcracker Light Reading November 3, 2017 Carol Wilson of Light Reading discusses Ari Banerjee's keynote at OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV, which highlighted how service providers can make money from virtualization. Vivo Brazil Extends Netcracker's BSS Operations for B2C and B2B Till 2020 The Fast Mode October 25, 2017 The Fast Mode gives an overview of Vivo's extended relationship with Netcracker in the B2C and B2B BSS market. Vodafone Germany Expands Relationship with Netcracker OSS News Review October 20, 2017 OSS News Review highlights why Vodafone Germany expanded its billing relationship with Netcracker. Six Top Big Data Solutions Global Telecoms Business October 13, 2017 Natalie Bannerman of GTB describes the six best big data solutions available on the market today. Midco Expands Billing Relationship With Netcracker to Leverage Advanced B2B Billing Capabilities VanillaPlus September 21, 2017 After the announcement that Midco has extended its BSS relationship with Netcracker, VanillaPlus looks into how Netcracker's next-gen Revenue Management solution will help Midco deliver dynamic pricing options. Midco Expands Relationship With Netcracker OSS News Review September 19, 2017 OSS News Review highlights why Midco expanded its revenue management relationship with Netcracker. RCN and Grande Communications Select Netcracker’s Revenue Management Solution to Optimize Customer Experience VanillaPlus September 19, 2017 VanillaPlus highlights Netcracker's new revenue management engagement with RCN and Grande Communications. Netcracker Lands RCN, Grande Light Reading September 18, 2017 Light Reading breaks down how RCN and Grande will utilize Netcracker's innovative Revenue Management solution. The Dangers of Legacy Systems Wireless Week September 15, 2017 Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, highlights the risks service providers take by continuing to operate legacy systems. Bechtle Selects Netcracker’s Digital Platform OSS News Review September 15, 2017 OSS News Review dives into how Bechtle will leverage Netcracker's comprehensive BSS. Ensuring Network and IT Readiness to Monetize IoT Business Services: It’s All About the Data (Reader Forum) Enterprise IoT Insights August 23, 2017 In an article in Enterprise IoT Insights, Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, discusses how service providers will need to adopt new business models to support enterprise IoT services. NEC Launches 5G SDN/NFV Platform in Malaysia Telecom Asia August 18, 2017 Telecom Asia recaps how NEC/Netcracker will advance virtualization initiatives in Malaysia through its SDN/NFV partner platform. NEC/Netcracker Partner With Red Hat, Juniper, Dell EMC to Offer Multivendor 5G-Ready Virtualization Platform in Malaysia The Fast Mode August 18, 2017 The Fast Mode analyzes the 5G-ready virtualization platform developed by NEC/Netcracker's partnership with Red Hat, Juniper Networks and Dell EMC. 5G Technology Will Transform the Communications Landscape in Malaysia Telecom Engine August 17, 2017 Telecom Engine covers the latest news that NEC/Netcracker has announced a new virtualization partnership to drive 5G technology in Malaysia. Putting the ‘Intelligent’ in Intelligent Digital Engagement VanillaPlus August 16, 2017 Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, breaks down the three components that define intelligent digital engagement. 5G Expected to Transform Malaysia’s Comms Landscape as Five Vendors Partner on Telco/Enterprise Platform VanillaPlus August 16, 2017 VanillaPlus discusses the new SDN/NFV solution offered through NEC/Netcracker's relationship with Red Hat, Juniper Networks and Dell EMC for service providers and enterprises in Malaysia. NEC/Netcracker Teams With Red Hat, Juniper & Dell EMC on Virtualization in Malaysia Light Reading August 15, 2017 Light Reading highlights NEC/Netcracker's new solution developed through its partnership with Red Hat, Juniper and Dell EMS. Netcracker: 5G Technology Will Transform the Communications Landscape in Malaysia OSS News Review August 15, 2017 OSS News Review takes a look at NEC/Netcracker's partnership with Red Hat, Juniper Networks and Dell EMC as well as the announcement that the service providers will collaborate to offer an innovative, 5G-ready virtualization environment. Comcast, Samsung Among Five New ONAP Members CED Magazine August 1, 2017 CED Magazine breaks down how Open Network Automation Platform project doubled its members with the addition of Netcracker, Fujitsu, Infosys, Comcast and Samsung. ONAP Touts Expanded Membership, Project Progress Lightwave August 1, 2017 Lightwave covers the effects of Netcracker, Comcast, Fujitsu, Infosys and Samsung joining the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project. Comcast, Fujitsu, Netcracker and Others Join ONAP SDxCentral July 31, 2017 SDxCentral highlights how Netcracker, along with Comcast and Fujitsu, recently joined the Open Network Automation Platform project. Comcast Joins ONAP Light Reading July 31, 2017 Light Reading dives into the specifics of four new members joining ONAP, including Netcracker. IoT Monetization Starts with a Vertical Approach Pipeline July 26, 2017 Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, highlights best practices for monetizing IoT and its assets. NFV: Can 20 Tier 1s Be Wrong? TM Forum Inform July 17, 2017 In an interview at TM Forum's Digital Leadership Summit, Ari Banerjee, Vice President of Strategy at Netcracker, describes the current state of virtualization initiatives. Hrvatski Telekom Monetizing Fixed-Mobile Converged Services With Netcracker Developing Telecoms June 21, 2017 Developing Telecoms highlights how Hrvatski Telekom will monetize its fixed-mobile convergence initiative with Netcracker. Hrvatski Telekom Chooses Netcracker Billing Solution OSS News Review June 21, 2017 OSS News Review breaks down Netcracker's selection to drive Hrvatski Telekom's lT transformation. Croatia's Hrvatski Telekom Selects Netcracker's Billing Solution to Monetize Fixed-Mobile Converged Services The Fast Mode June 20, 2017 The Fast Mode details Hrvatski Telekom's selection of Netcracker for its large-scale IT transformation. Hrvatski Telekom Selects Netcracker’s Billing Solution to Monetize Fixed-Mobile Converged Services VanillaPlus June 20, 2017 VanillaPlus looks into how Hrvatski Telekom will leverage Netcracker's Billing solution as part of its IT transformation initiative. Hrvatski Telekom Selects Netcracker's Billing Solution to Monetize Fixed-Mobile Converged Services TMCnet June 20, 2017 TMCnet highlights how Netcracker will support Hrvatski Telekom's large-scale IT transformation. AIS Upgrades to Netcracker’s Revenue Management Solution Telecom Asia June 15, 2017 Telecom Asia highlights how AIS will transform its BSS by upgrading Netcracker's Revenue Management solution. Are We There Yet? Investors Shift on Innovation TM Forum Inform June 13, 2017 Highlighting our keynote held at TM Forum Live! 2017, this report discusses the shape of the telecom industry from the eyes of Andrew Feinberg, President and CEO at Netcracker; Nick Pomponi, Managing Director of the Software and Services Sector at Goldman Sachs; and Duarte Begonha, Expert Partner of the Business and Technology Office at McKinsey & Co. Colt Picks NEC, Netcracker for Virtualization Telecom Asia June 12, 2017 Telecom Asia dives into Colt's choice for NEC/Netcracker to support its OSS transformation and lay the foundation for virtualization. Are Operators Prepared to Have Parts of Their OSS and BSS in the Cloud? TeleSemana June 9, 2017 Marcio Zara, Director of SDN/NFV Sales in Latin America at Netcracker, participates in a TeleSemana podcast on migrating BSS and OSS to the cloud. Colt Taps Netcracker for OSS Upgrade European Communications June 7, 2017 European Communications provides an overview of Colt's decision to select Netcracker for its OSS transformation initiative. Colt Selects Netcracker's Next-Gen OSS and Service Orchestration Solution The Fast Mode June 7, 2017 The Fast Mode takes an in-depth look at how Colt will leverage Netcracker's next-gen OSS and Service Orchestration solution. Colt Selects NEC/Netcracker OSS, Service Orchestration Solutions Converge! Network Digest June 7, 2017 Converge! Network Digest details NEC/Netcracker's large-scale OSS engagement with Colt. AIS Optimizing Customer Experience With Netcracker Revenue Management Developing Telecoms June 6, 2017 Developing Telecoms breaks down how AIS will optimize customer experience by upgrading Netcracker's Revenue Management solution. NEC and Netcracker to Enhance Colt Network Capacity Media June 6, 2017 Capacity Media breaks down Colt's decision to select NEC/Netcracker to drive its large-scale OSS transformation. Six Steps to Full-Scale SDN/NFV Commercialization The Fast Mode June 5, 2017 In this featured Fast Mode article, Paul Hughes, Netcracker's Director of Strategy, highlights what it's going to take for service providers to make the effective transition to virtualization. NEC/Netcracker's Controller Gives a View Over Other Controllers SDxCentral June 5, 2017 After discussing the announcement with our own Ari Banerjee, Linda Hardesty of SDxCentral highlights how NEC/Netcracker's multilayer SDN controller can control both Infinera’s optical controller and Juniper Networks’ IP controller in service provider networks. Partnerships Are Key for Service Providers Looking to Make the Jump to Digital Total Telecom June 5, 2017 Total Telecom describes Netcracker's recent survey, which shows that many service providers have not enabled API guidelines or open APIs for partners. Thailand’s AIS Upgrades to Netcracker 12 Revenue Management Solution to Optimize Customer Experience VanillaPlus June 2, 2017 VanillaPlus highlights the agreement between AIS in Thailand and Netcracker in which the service provider will upgrade to the Netcracker 12 Revenue Management solution. NEC/Netcracker Partners Infinera, Juniper to Extend Service Orchestration Across Transport Layer The Fast Mode June 1, 2017 This report summarizes the newly released Transport SDN platform built through NEC's and Netcracker's partnership with Infinera and Juniper Networks. AIS Upgrades to Netcracker 12 OSS News Review June 1, 2017 This report highlights Netcracker's recent customer announcement, noting that AIS from Thailand is upgrading to Netcracker 12. Firms Team Up for Transport SDN Solution Virtualization & Cloud Review June 1, 2017 This report discusses the partnership between NEC/Netcracker, Juniper and Infinera to deliver a market-leading transport SDN solution. NEC/Netcracker Partners With Infinera and Juniper on Transport SDN Converge! Network Digest May 31, 2017 This report highlights Netcracker's recent announcement in which it stated that it was partnering with Infinera and Juniper to establish a best-of-breed transport SDN solution. NEC/Netcracker Releases New Transport SDN Solution With Infinera and Juniper Networks OSS News Review May 31, 2017 OSS News Review highlights NEC/Netcracker's new solution with Infinera and Juniper Networks. Netcracker Teams With Infinera, Juniper on SDN Broadband Technology Report May 30, 2017 This article from Broadband Technology Report highlights the partnership between NEC/Netcracker, Infinera and Juniper for transport SDN. NEC Launches SDN Transport Solution With Infinera and Juniper Capacity Media May 30, 2017 Capacity Media discusses NEC/Netcracker's partnership with Infinera and Juniper to build a market-leading transport SDN solution. NEC/Netcracker, Infinera, Juniper Networks Partner for Transport SDN LightWave May 30, 2017 LightWave dives into the capabilities of the new Transport SDN solution launched by NEC/Netcracker, Infinera and Juniper Networks. NEC Launches SDN Transport Solution With Infinera and Juniper Global Telecoms Business May 30, 2017 GTB provides an overview of NEC/Netcracker's new Transport SDN solution with Infinera and Juniper Networks. Dialog Axiata Consolidates Billing With Netcracker Platform Telecom Asia May 18, 2017 Telecom Asia highlights how Dialog Axiata will consolidate its billing systems through its relationship with Netcracker. Netcracker Wins Awards in Nice OSS News Review May 18, 2017 Netcracker took home TM Forum's Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Enabling Improved Business Agility for the second consecutive year. OSS News Review summarizes this and the other awards Netcracker won at TM Forum Live! 2017. Telenet Picks Netcracker for Comprehensive Digital BSS Telecom Asia May 18, 2017 Telecom Asia breaks down Telenet's selection of Netcracker to drive its comprehensive digital transformation. Telenet Strengthens Netcracker Relationship With OSS Project European Communications May 16, 2017 European Communications highlights Netcracker's engagement with Telenet to help the service provider tackle digital transformation and growth as it integrates the customer base of mobile operator BASE. Software Launches Focus on AI, Analytics, 5G for Operators RCR Wireless May 16, 2017 Ari Banerjee, Vice President of Strategy at Netcracker, discusses how Netcracker 12 helps service providers become digital service providers. Dialog Consolidates on Netcracker’s Customer Billing Solution to Bill All Residential and B2B Business VanillaPlus May 16, 2017 VanillaPlus highlights Dialog Axiata's recent expansion of its billing relationship with Netcracker. Telenet Goes to Netcracker for Digital Transformation Global Telecoms Business May 16, 2017 GTB describes Telenet's decision to select Netcracker for its digital transformation initiative and integrate 3 million new wireless subscribers from its acquisition of BASE. TM Forum Announces 2017 Excellence Awards Winners & Distinguished Fellows TM Forum Inform May 16, 2017 TM Forum Inform highlights how Netcracker took home TM Forum's 2017 Excellence Award for Contribution to Enabling Improved Business Agility for the second straight year. Investors Want to See Digital Business Model Differentiation, Says Goldman Sachs European Communications May 16, 2017 European Communications reviews a TM Forum Live! 2017 keynote on investing in telecom, which featured Netcracker CEO Andrew Feinberg, Nick Pomponi of Goldman Sachs and Duarte Begonha of McKinsey & Company. TM Forum Launches Open API Training & Career Certification Program TM Forum Inform May 16, 2017 TM Forum Inform dives into the growing popularity of TM Forum's Open APIs and how Netcracker, among other companies, is utilizing the program. Machine Learning Tech Key to New Nokia, Netcracker Launches Mobile Europe May 15, 2017 This Mobile Europe report covers the Netcracker 12 launch, highlighting the suite's ability to enable the deployment of cloud and virtualization infrastructure at scale. Netcracker Platform Aims at IoT, 5G and AI Global Telecoms Business May 15, 2017 GTB discusses the Netcracker 12 launch during TM Forum Live! 2017, covering how the new platform enables service providers to bridge the digital divide. Netcracker Introduces New Netcracker 12 Suite OSS News Review May 15, 2017 This report covers the introduction of Netcracker 12, which leverages next-gen BSS and OSS capabilities, as well as multispeed architecture, to help service providers tackle digital transformation. Dialog Axiata Expands Partnership With Netcracker OSS News Review May 15, 2017 OSS News Review highlights the expansion of Dialog Axiata's BSS relationship with Netcracker. Telenet Expands Partnership With Netcracker OSS News Review May 15, 2017 OSS News Review summarizes Telenet's expanded BSS partnership with Netcracker as it begins a large-scale digital transformation. Netcracker Unveils Integrated Cloud OSS Platform With Two-Speed Architecture The Fast Mode May 13, 2017 The Fast Mode describes the launch of Netcracker 12, a single platform for digital transformation and virtualization initiatives. Netcracker Unveils 2-Speed OSS/Orchestration Light Reading May 12, 2017 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large at Light Reading, highlights the unveiling of Netcracker 12, which helps service providers accelerate service delivery through a two-speed architecture. Netcracker 12 Unveiled as a Single Platform to Help CSPs Speed Adoption of 5G, IoT, Biometrics and AI VanillaPlus May 12, 2017 VanillaPlus highlights the launch of Netcracker 12, which promises to help service providers adopt a range of new services and technologies, including 5G, IoT and artificial intelligence. Netcracker Launches Cloud Infrastructure Platform Broadband Technology Report May 12, 2017 Broadband Technology Report highlights the unveiling of the Netcracker 12 product suite. ABI Forecasts NFV Market Reach $38bn by 2022 Converge! Network Digest May 12, 2017 Converge! Network Digest discusses growth in the NFV market and Netcracker's reach in the industry. The Future of the IoT Business Model: Follow the Money IoT Evolution May 2, 2017 In an interview with IoT Evolution, Paul Hughes, Director of BSS Strategy at Netcracker, discusses how to generate new revenue in the evolving digital economy. 2017 NFV Report Series Part 2: Orchestrating NFV – MANO and Service Assurance SDxCentral April 27, 2017 This Netcracker-sponsored report dives into the rise of open-source MANO and Netcracker's expanding market presence. NEC, Netcracker Hold Joint Trial Optical Fibre Network Telecom Asia April 19, 2017 In collaboration with K-Opticom, NEC and Netcracker Technology successfully conduct a trial for a system combining NFV and 10G-EPON technologies. Smart Home Initiatives Will Help Cable Providers Evolve for the Digital Consumer VanillaPlus April 11, 2017 In this VanillaPlus report, Netcracker's Paul Hughes covers the growing market for smart homes and how embracing that trend will help service providers address today's digital consumers. 5G Investments for Mobile Operators – Ensuring Speed and Services to Promote New Revenue RCR Wireless April 10, 2017 Paul Hughes of Netcracker's Strategy team highlights 5G what service providers need to embrace in terms of collaboration and investment in order to capitalize on the massive mobile opportunity. How Service Providers Can Lead in the Age of “Internet of Everything” The Fast Mode March 24, 2017 Netcracker's Paul Hughes discusses what it takes for service providers to tackle the looming Internet of Things. In 2017, You Can’t Spell Mobile World Congress Without ‘IoE’ IoT Now February 26, 2017 Paul Hughes of Netcracker discusses the Internet of Everything and our recent survey data that points to the importance of technology evolution and how to keep pace. The A-Z's of Mobile World Congress 2017 Pipeline February 21, 2017 Pipeline highlights Netcracker's presence at Mobile World Congress 2017, emphasizing our focus on digital transformation and our leadership in SDN/NFV. IoT Reconfigures BSS Systems Due to New Partners and Need to Ensure Quality of Experience Convergencia Latina February 16, 2017 This report underscores how the Internet of Things is transforming the way service providers configure BSS and OSS, highlighting the importance of new partnerships in a digital age. Just Dirty - Light Reading Light Reading February 14, 2017 Speaking with Netcracker's Ari Banerjee, Light Reading highlights the importance of testing and measuring virtualized networks and using the companies that manage the deployment to do so. Telefónica’s Digital Transformation Success: Accelerating the Change TM Forum Inform February 3, 2017 Jose Manuel Gacon Carus, the Global IT Strategy & Governance Director for Telefónica Global IT, highlights how Telefónica is evolving to keep up with market changes, noting its strategic partnership with Netcracker. Rapid TV Everywhere - February 2017 Rapid TV News February 2, 2017 Augmented reality and other emerging technologies are discussed in this issue of Rapid TV Everywhere, including an article by Netcracker's Ari Banerjee. How IoT-VR Convergence Raises Stakes on Quality of Service IoT Evolution February 1, 2017 Ari Banerjee of Netcracker discusses how the convergence of next-generation technologies like virtual reality and the Internet of Things will impact service quality. A Lean New Year with NFV Pipeline January 26, 2017 In this report, Pipeline highlights industry trends and how NFV is playing an increasingly important role, noting Netcracker's sole leadership in the NFV MANO market, according to Current Analysis. 2017 Next-Gen OSS and the Rise of LSO Report Available Now SDxCentral January 19, 2017 SDxCentral releases its 2017 Next-Gen OSS and the Rise of LSO Report, which was sponsored by Netcracker. TMC Announces 2016 SDN Product of the Year Award Winners NFVZone January 18, 2017 Netcracker's Master Transport SDN Controller is award the SDN Product of the Year Award by TMC. TMC Announces 2016 NFV Product of the Year Award Winners NFVZone January 18, 2017 Netcracker's Hybrid Operations Management solution is awarded the NFV Product of the Year Award by TMC. SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup — January 13, 2017 SDxCentral January 13, 2017 SDxCentral highlights how Netcracker was named the sole leader in Current Analysis' NFV MANO market assessment. How IoT Applications Can Boost Customer Experience Computer Business Review January 6, 2017 In an interview with CBR, Ari Banerjee of Netcracker discusses the future of the Internet of Things and its role in redefining how service providers can optimize customer experience. Wireless Week's Top 5 Predictions for 2017 Wireless Week January 3, 2017 Wireless Week speaks to Netcracker and other industry experts about upcoming trends in telecom for 2017 and their impact on service providers. Telefónica Progresses Massive Business Transformation TM Forum Inform December 22, 2016 This case study with TM Forum discusses Telefónica's massive transformation aimed at digitizing its businesses across 15 countries. Telecom Cloud Billing Market Predicted To Grow 27 Percent Annually Thru 2021 Pipeline December 20, 2016 Pipeline covers a new report citing the continued growth of cloud billing technologies, noting Netcracker as one of the market's key vendors. Sky Expands Partnership with Netcracker Telecom Asia December 7, 2016 Telecom Asia reports on how SKY has expanded its partnership with Netcracker in order to enable the delivery of the best possible experience to its customers. NFV and SDN: The Realm of the Possible, Now TM Forum Inform December 6, 2016 As NFV and SDN approach the tipping point and become increasingly important for service providers, it is important to understand best practices for operationalizing the technologies. De-Risking NFV via Systems Integration or NFV One-Stop-Shops SDxCentral December 5, 2016 SDxCentral highlights the importance of using systems integration and professional services in order to reduce the risk of deploying virtualized technologies. Pay-TV Provider SKY Expands Partnership with Netcracker The Fast Mode December 4, 2016 The Fast Mode highlights the expanded partnership between Sky Network and Netcracker. Sky turned to Netcracker to support the recently upgraded Revenue Management solution. The Internet of Things: Focus on Quality of Experience IoT Now November 30, 2016 Paul Hughes, Director of Strategy at Netcracker, discusses how the data associated with the Internet of Things is what will give service providers the insight needed to deliver the best possible experience. MEF16 - Netcracker's Ari Banerjee on How Virtualization Requires Strategic Partnership Converge! Network Digest November 15, 2016 At MEF16, Netcracker's Ari Banerjee highlights how service providers need to work with strategic partners if they are to successfully deploy virtualization and capitalize on the lucrative market for enterprise services. Briefs: Arris, Multichoice, Netcracker, Lightower CED November 11, 2016 Lightower uses Netcracker OSS to consolidate and optimize business processes and network infrastructure following the former's most recent merger. Network as a Service (NaaS) Proving its Worth as a Means to Allow CSPs to Commercialise SDN and NFV TelecomTV November 11, 2016 Netcracker's Ari Banerjee discusses NEC/Netcracker NaaS, its difference from traditional NaaS and how it can help service providers quickly operationalize and commercialize SDN and NFV. Fear and Loathing in Spain (and Elsewhere) TelecomTV November 10, 2016 Ari Banerjee of Netcracker sits with Andrew Coward of Brocade and Nicholas Fishbach of COLT to discuss SD-WAN and its role in the evolving communications market. Latest NFV Headache: Software Licensing Light Reading November 7, 2016 Sanjay Mewada of Netcracker highlighted two key enablers in the broader VNF marketplace: license management and partner management, two areas in which service providers need help. Futurecom 2016 - SDN Can Reduce Investment in Transport Network Between 25% and 30% Convergencia Latina October 19, 2016 Fabio Gatto, Netcracker General Manager for Latin America, explained that SDN's business case can be launched at a commercial level, helping companies reduce costs and deliver a better customer experience. Netrounds Joins NEC/Netcracker Ecosystem NFVZone October 17, 2016 Netrounds has joined NEC/Netcracker's partner ecosystem to collaborate on SDN and NFV in order to help service providers become more agile in order to improve their ability to compete. Netrounds, NEC and Netcracker Collaborate on Automated Service Assurance Disruptive Asia October 14, 2016 Disruptive Asia highlights Netrounds' decision to join the NEC/Netcracker SDN Partner Space ecosystem. NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology Reveal NaaS Solution OpenNetworking October 13, 2016 The launch of NEC/Netcracker NaaS, the market's first full-service NaaS solution, will help service providers open new revenue streams in an increasingly competitive environment. NEC Pledges Faster, Cheaper, Safer SDN/NFV Apps with New NaaS Solution Mobile Europe October 11, 2016 NEC/Netcracker NaaS is designed to help service providers orchestrate and commercialize virtualized functions and cloud applications. Readying OSS/BSS for the DSP World VanillaPlus September 13, 2016 Paul Hughes, Netcracker’s Director of Strategy, discusses the importance of preparing back office processes to enable CSPs to successfully deploy a Digital Service Provider (DSP) strategy. He explains why transforming the back office is essential for any traditional operator as they expand into the new digital economy. Orchestration and the New Digital Service Provider TM Forum Inform September 13, 2016 Ari Banerjee of Netcracker discusses orchestration and its ability to allow for the lifecycle management of a service across all hybrid network domains: legacy networks, SDN networks, cloud and NFVi environments. For Netcracker, the Economic Situation and Devaluations Convinces the Operator to Virtualize and Reduce Costs ConvergeciaLatina September 5, 2016 During its participation at Andicom last week, the company Netcracker presented its Agile vitualization platform (AVP), already deployed by Vivo in Brazil for CPEs, and America Movil in Central America. NFV: “The Market has Progressed Rapidly, but There are Still Major Challenges to Overcome” TeleSemana August 14, 2016 In an interview with TeleSemana, Fabio Gatto, General Manager, Latin America, for Netcracker, provides his insights on the status of telco NFV development. He details the main drivers for operators to deploy NFV, why Netcracker’s MANO layer offering stands out amongst competitors and his view on the open source phenomenon. Netcracker Leads Cisco, HPE and Nokia in NFV MANO Rankings RCR Wireless August 9, 2016 RCR Wireless covers the Current Analysis NFV MANO report touting Netcracker as the current leader among nine vendors. Netcracker was also lauded by the company for its security and licensing sophistication, as well as the “operational wrap and the onboarding of a very high number of third-party [virtual network functions]and their orchestration to VNFM level.” Report: Netcracker Leads in NFV Management and Orchestration Virtualization Review July 15, 2016 Virtualization Review highlights Netcracker being named by Current Analysis as a "leader" in NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO). The report states, "While the complexity of the company's telco IT portfolio and latest SDN/NFV operationalization offering, the Agile Virtualization Platform (AVP) is very high, there can be little doubt as to its comprehensiveness in providing a platform capable of supporting almost every aspect of the carrier journey." Operators Are Migrating From NFV MANO Trials to Reality SDxCentral July 14, 2016 SDxCentral discusses Current Analysis’ report on network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) and Netcracker being name a leader in this area. CoralTree Adds Video Smarts to the Netcracker Suite Light Reading July 12, 2016 Light Reading covers Netcracker’s acquisition of UK-based cable industry OSS, BSS and systems integration specialist CoralTree Systems. The key asset that Netcracker is buying is CoralTree's staff, who have significant experience in deploying OSS and BSS systems at cable operators, particularly for the support of video services. Virtualization at Scale: How to Operationalize and Commercialize Telecom Engine July 5, 2016 Ari Banerjee, Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, discusses how open source technologies give CSPs the best chance to increase operational efficiency. He goes into detail on why an agile virtualization platform will be a vital piece of the puzzle for operators to operationalize SDN and NFV and finally reap all the benefits of this new approach. Sky TV 'Revitalising' its Back-Office CRM and Revenue Streams ChannelLife NZ June 17, 2016 ChannelLife New Zealand discusses how Sky TV chose Netcracker to enhance customer service while making more efficient use of its customer service representatives. The Revenue and Customer management solution supplied by Netcracker will be upgraded to a newer version that will improve rating and billing services. Sky believes this will be a platform for faster and easier introduction of modern digital TV services. Netcracker, Telefonica – Addressing a Digital Identity Crisis Disruptive Views May 18, 2016 In a video interview from TM Forum Live! with Disruptive Views, Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Netcracker and Phil Jordan, CIO of Telefónica, explain why operators are experiencing a digital identity crisis and how partnerships with companies like Netcracker that will solve this industry dilemma. Netcracker, NEC Get Together to Aid NTT's NetroSphere Development Transforming Network Infrastructure Transforming Network Infastructure May 13, 2016 TMC’s Transforming Network Infrastructure covers how NEC and Netcracker have been selected by NTT to help with its NetroSphere project. NEC and Netcracker brought in the NFV Orchestrator system, a tool which has seen use worldwide. The Orchestrator system offers an array of benefits for users, including reduced expenses with policy-driven operations, more efficient use of current assets and the ability to offer network-as-a-service (NaaS). NEC, Netcracker Release Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice NFVZone May 12, 2016 NFVZone details how NEC/Netcracker have joined forces to launch the Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP), which helps service providers use software-defined networking to streamline the way in which they offer customer-facing services. With the launch of AVP, the pair gives businesses a set of applications that can help them plan and create new services while learning how to deploy and manage a fully virtualized network. NEC and NetCracker Want to Accelerate the Adoption of SDN and NFV Network World España May 11, 2016 Network World España discusses NEC/Netcracker’s new Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP) to help operators accelerate the adoption of SDN and NFV. With this solution, operators can identify, build and launch new services, manage and integrate network operations, create agile development environments and support both their IT and network requirements. NEC & Netcracker Serve Up Virtualization Buzzword Soup Light Reading May 10, 2016 Light Reading covers NEC/Netcracker’s launch of Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP), a collection of technology products and supporting services designed to accelerate and ease the adoption and commercialization of SDN and NFV. Caroline Chappell, Practice Leader, Cloud and NFV, at Heavy Reading, comments on the solution and how Netcracker has the right approach by introducing relevant concepts and methodologies from the IT world to the telecom world. NEC y Netcracker Anuncian Nueva Plataforma NFV Telesemana May 10, 2016 Telesemana highlights the NEC/Netcracker announcement of Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP), a set of tools, platforms and services designed to accelerate the ease with which operators adopt Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). With this solution, operators can become digital service providers (DSPs) and access new business opportunities. NEC and Netcracker Unveil AVP Solution that Reduces Time-to-Market for SDN/NFV NFV Essentials May 10, 2016 NFV Essentials covers NEC/Netcracker Technology’s launch of Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP), a new platform designed to make it easier for service providers to implement SDN and NFV solutions. AVP provides a framework that reduces the time it takes to get new revenue-generating services into production. NEC, Netcracker Look to Help Service Providers Adopt SDN, NFV eWEEK May 9, 2016 eWEEK details the components of NEC/Netcracker’s newly unveiled AVP offering and its potential to help service providers more easily adopt and deploy network virtualization technologies. Transition to SDN and NFV May Be Accelerating IT Business Edge May 9, 2016 IT Business Edge discusses tools that are emerging to make the switch to SDN and NFV easier. Vendors including NEC/Netcracker with products such as the newly revealed AVP platform make it easier for companies to take a chance on virtualization. NEC and Netcracker Launch Their Agile Virtualization Platform TelecomTV May 9, 2016 TelecomTV Editorial Director, Guy Daniels discusses the launch of NEC/Netcracker’s new Agile Virtualization Platform (AVP). Guy explains the various aspects of the new platform and how it addresses the requirements needed to successfully launch digital initiatives. Ericsson, Netcracker Bag BSS Deals from T-Mobile, Andorra Telecom European Communications May 9, 2016 European Communications discusses Netcracker’s recent announcement with Andorra Telecom. The operator will deploy Netcracker’s Online Charging System and Voucher Management offerings to strengthen their current position in the market and support their long-term initiatives. NEC/Netcracker’s NFV Platform Dives Into DevOps SDxCentral May 9, 2016 Scott Raynovich, VP of Research and Analysis at SDxCentral, discusses the launch of NEC/Netcracker’s cutting-edge Agile Virtual Platform (AVP). Scott discusses components of the new platform and explains how Netcracker looks to “fill the gaps” in NFV deployment. Managed Services and the Customer Experience: Reaping the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls VanillaPlus April 13, 2016 Netcracker’s Director of Strategy, Paul Hughes covers how managed services has evolved to be increasingly hands on, while offering higher value and delivering a level of service that is tied to strict service level agreements. He details the benefits of managed services and how the right partner can enable operators to offer the best possible level of customer experience. Is Your BSS Ready for 5G? Disruptive Views April 7, 2016 Paul Hughes, Netcracker’s Director of Strategy, discusses how 5G networks will drive new opportunities for services, and the need for mobile operators to map out their transformation strategy today, deliver on the technology promises customers expect from them, and be ready to monetize new revenue streams. Digital Service Providers: An Inevitable Evolution Global Telecoms Business April 7, 2016 Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, Ari Banerjee discusses why today’s service providers need to prioritize digital transformation. Ari details how CSPs are planning for digital success, the main attributes of a successful digital service provider (DSP) and the IT enablers of a DSP. Telefonica Germany Renews and Upgrades Revenue Management Solution Developed by Netcracker NFVZone March 31, 2016 NFVZone discusses the recent renewal and upgrade of Netcracker’s Revenue Management solution by Telefónica Germany. The upgrade will allow Telefónica Germany to better handle the large scale revenue streams and complex operations that come with virtualized networks. Telefónica Germany Turns to Netcracker for Better Revenue Management FierceWirelessEMEA March 30, 2016 FierceWirelessEMEA discusses Netcracker’s recent announcement with Telefónica Germany. Telefónica Germany is deploying an updated version of Netcracker’s revenue management product that will simplify and accelerate the rating and billing processes for the operator's B2B operations. Monetising IoT Demands a Smart Revenue Management Strategy IoT Now March 22, 2016 Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, Ari Banerjee discusses how CSPs can elevate their position in the IoT value chain. Ari details the requirements needed for a future-proof IoT solution. BT, T-Mobile Unit Tap Netcracker for Digital, Product Management Telecom Asia March 9, 2016 Telecom Asia highlights Netcracker’s recent announcement with BT Group. The extension of their partnership with Netcracker will enable BT to optimize the overall experience of each customer on its network, allowing it to reduce operations costs even while it expands the number and type of digital services on offer. Year 0 for Real Orchestrated NFV/SDN Deployments VanillaPlus March 8, 2016 Dana Cooperson, Research Director, Analysys Mason, highlights the state of network virtualization in the telecom market. Dana details how Network equipment providers (NEPs), such as NEC/Netcracker, are ahead of other vendor types in gaining commercial legitimacy for their network orchestration (NWO) solutions. Bright House to Use Netcracker E-Commerce, CRM TMCnet February 11, 2016 TMCnet details Netcracker’s recent announcement with Bright House Networks. Bright House chose Netcracker’s e-commerce and customer relationship management (CRM) software packages to streamline the process of client engagement. Delivering an Omnichannel Customer Experience is a Must for Digital Service Providers: Pt 2 VanillaPlus February 9, 2016 Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, Ari Banerjee details the five key steps successful DSPs need to take in order to provide a unified cross channel customer experience. Delivering an Omnichannel Customer Experience is a Must for Digital Service Providers: Pt 1 VanillaPlus February 8, 2016 Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, Ari Banerjee discusses the need for Digital Service Providers (DSPs) to deliver an Omni-channel customer experience. Ari details what is needed to provide a consistent, high quality customer experience regardless of how and where a customer chooses to interact with them. CSPs Must Ensure Their BSS/OSS are Up to the Task of Next-Gen Disruptive Business Models VanillaPlus January 21, 2016 Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, Ari Banerjee discusses the evolution of the communications industry in 2016. Ari explains why CSPs need to transform into Digital Service Providers (DSPs) in the midst of disruptive next-gen business models. Virtualisation, Digital Services to Take Centre Stage in 2016 VanillaPlus January 20, 2016 Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, Ari Banerjee, takes a look at the top trends in the industry. Harnessing Advanced Analytics to Improve Customer Experience Capacity Media January 19, 2016 Ari Banerjee, Netcracker’s Senior Director of Strategy, details the advantages of utilizing an effective analytics strategy to optimize the customer experience. Telefonica Picks Netcracker for UK AMI Project Smart Grid Today January 14, 2016 Smart Grid Today highlights Netcracker’s role in the world's largest smart meter/M2M initiative being deployed by Telefonica O2. Netcracker’s solutions will help O2 launch a partner-centric, IOT-driven business model and Charge-to-Mobile initiative. O2 Bolsters Smart Metering & M2M Initiative with Hosted Managed Services Partnership Computer Business Review January 13, 2016 Computer Business Review discusses O2’s plans to implement Netcracker's revenue management solution to support two new initiatives. The microservices-based rating and billing capabilities from Netcracker will allow O2 to introduce new business and revenue models, enable revenue-sharing strategies and deploy IoT-based offerings. UK Smart Meters: O2 to Deploy Netcracker Billing Solution Metering & Smart Energy International January 13, 2016 Metering & Smart Energy International highlights O2’s partnership with Netcracker. O2 will use Netcracker’s revenue management solution to provide rating, billing and mediation capabilities for the UK’s smart metering program across 53 million devices. O2 UK Extends Netcracker Tech to Smart Meter, Charge-to-Mobile Projects European Communications January 13, 2016 European Communications discusses Netcracker’s recent announcement with O2 UK. Netcracker’s capabilities will help support O2’s innovative smart meter project as well as their Charge-to-Mobile initiative. Slovak Telekom Extends Netcracker Billing Tech to Mobile European Communications January 8, 2016 European Communications highlights Netcracker’s recent announcement with Slovak Telekom. The operator extended an existing agreement with Netcracker to bring their fixed and mobile billing processes onto a single, end-to-end platform.