NEC, NetCracker Expand SDN/NFV Partner Ecosystem with Commercially Ready Solutions

NEC, NetCracker Expand SDN/NFV Partner Ecosystem with Commercially Ready Solutions Image Credit: NetCracker

NEC and NetCracker Technology, this week announced the expansion of the NEC SDN Partner Space, a partner program that was launched in 2014 with the aim of bringing together leading innovators across the communications technology landscape to operationalize SDN and NFV. The partner program boasts more than 40 partners, including networking and security companies such as Intel, Juniper, Sandvine, Allot Networks, Kaspersky Lab and SanDisk.

According to NEC/Netcracker, the expanded ecosystem focuses on bringing new services and applications to market through commercially ready solutions. Through this expanded partner ecosystem, operators of all sizes can address the strong demand for a wide range of high-growth market opportunities, including smart cities, smart homes, IoT and cloud-based business and residential services, among others.

NEC SDN Partner Space's new ecosystem portal will be incorporating SDN and NFV virtual labs environment that support application testing with NEC's ProgrammableFlow SDN Controller, as well as NEC/NetCracker's Orchestration, vCPE, vEPC, and OSS/BSS systems, ensuring that all applications and services offered through the ecosystem can help customers accelerate time-to-market, reduce overheads and build new revenue streams and business models.

Jiro Kitakaze, General Manager, Smart Networks Division, NEC Corporation
The NEC SDN Partner Space is groundbreaking in its ability to help both our enterprise and service provider customers operationalize SDN and NFV solutions, introducing new revenue growth opportunities and the ability to enable more agile operations.

Rahul Chandra, Vice President of Partner Development at NetCracker
By focusing our ecosystem on the commercial and operational readiness of SDN and NFV-based applications, we are in an ideal position to help our customers become more competitive and capitalize on new market opportunities.

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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