NEC & NetCracker Complete SDN-Enabled vCPE Trial at Telekom Austria Group

NEC & NetCracker Complete SDN-Enabled vCPE Trial at Telekom Austria Group Image Credit: Telekom Austria Group

NEC and NetCracker Technology have announced that Telekom Austria Group, the largest telecommunications group in Austria with 23 million customers across eight different operating countries, has successfully completed its in-depth trial of the NEC/NetCracker end-to-end   virtual customer-premises equipment (vCPE) solution. The solution included vCPE, SDN controller, service and network orchestration as well as virtual network functions (VNFs) from multiple vendors. By implementing the NEC/NetCracker vCPE solution, Telekom Austria Group can provide its customers with a wide range of new services and capabilities, including account management, parental control enforcement, as well as network configuration and usage control management through a self-care portal, said NEC and NetCracker.

According to NEC and NetCracker, Telekom Austria Group validated the NEC/NetCracker vCPE solution’s ability to migrate complex IP functionality from residential gateways to the operator cloud, enabling faster time-to-market for new services and minimizing capital and operating costs. The uniqueness of this solution is its ability to instantiate, orchestrate and control third-party VNFs for on-demand applications, including parental control, firewall and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), which enables in-home video, music and photo media streaming to compatible devices in the home. By leveraging SDN controller and orchestration, this solution enables real-time, on-demand instantiation and route modification for a range of applications.

Guenther Ottendorer, CTO, Telekom Austria Group
The combined expertise of NEC and NetCracker gives us great confidence knowing that the opportunities presented from this sophisticated vCPE trial will translate into real deployment in the future. We look forward to experiencing the full operational and business benefits associated with following NEC’s and NetCracker’s vision for their virtualized solutions.

Michael Stückmann, Managing Director, NEC Deutschland GmbH
As virtualization helps network operators create new revenue opportunities and reduce capital and operational costs, we’re excited to demonstrate the proven capabilities of the NEC and NetCracker vCPE solution to Telekom Austria Group. The success of this trial underscores our commitment to and understanding of the virtualization landscape and showcases the comprehensive capabilities of our solutions in that space.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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