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Suddenlink Communications Leverages Netcracker’s Managed Services to Improve Business Agility

Expanded Relationship with Managed Services Introduces New Flexibility and Cost-Saving Opportunities.

Waltham, MA — November 23, 2015 — 

Netcracker Technology announced today that Suddenlink Communications, one of the largest cable broadband services providers in the United States, has expanded its partnership with Netcracker by engaging in a multi-year managed services program. As part of this initiative, Netcracker will deliver its cutting-edge CRM solution to Suddenlink via a fully hosted managed service model with industry-leading SLAs.

Suddenlink is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of more than 1.5 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere.

Netcracker’s Managed Services will enable Suddenlink to focus on its core business while Netcracker manages, operates and maintains all IT aspects of the CRM offering. Utilizing the Netcracker CRM solution as a service allows Suddenlink to reduce OpEx and enable more agile business operations.

“Netcracker has been our proven partner for managed services. We have further expanded the relationship to include its hosted CRM solution, giving us a comprehensive BSS capability fully integrated with Netcracker’s Revenue Management,” said Bob Putnam, Senior Vice President and CIO at Suddenlink. “This expanded managed services relationship will enable us to streamline mission-critical processes and reduce overhead, while delivering more functionality to improve customer experience and loyalty.”

“Having the ability to prioritize customer experience management and new revenue-generating initiatives, rather than spending a lot of time on back-end maintenance and management, will allow us to rapidly adapt to market changes and evolving customer demands,” said Gibbs Jones, Senior Vice President Customer Experience at Suddenlink. “Netcracker’s Managed Services are foundational to our growth and will help us focus on what really matters: our customers.”

Netcracker’s full set of Managed Services and its CRM solution as a service will improve Suddenlink’s flexibility and scalability, thereby reducing OpEx and enabling it to deliver more personalized offerings to customers across the United States.

“Our engagement with Suddenlink validates the in-depth capabilities of our Managed Services that enable operators of all sizes to cut down on unnecessary costs and improve their responsiveness to market changes,” said Sylvain Seignour, Vice President of Global Sales at Netcracker. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Suddenlink and help it experience a wide range of benefits that will further its leadership position in a highly competitive communications industry.”

For more information on Netcracker’s Managed Services, please contact Juliet Shavit of SmartMark Communications at jshavit@smartmarkusa.com.

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About Netcracker Technology

Netcracker Technology is the proven partner for cable operators and CSPs in enabling product innovation and bringing IT and networks into the next generation. The end-to-end Netcracker 10 solutions and services portfolio brings together comprehensive business and operations management offerings, big data analytics, service and network orchestration and virtual functions management onto a single cloud-enabled platform. Netcracker’s in-depth technical and operational expertise, wide range of professional services and unbroken track record for successful implementations enables operators of all sizes to deploy hybrid virtualized environments, establish end-to-end process visibility, introduce critical new revenue opportunities and deliver personalized customer experience.

For more information about accelerating product and service delivery, optimizing customer experience management and bringing virtualization out of the lab and into production, please visit www.Netcracker.com.

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Netcracker Technology
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