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Oct 5, 2017

Telco Systems Partners with NEC/Netcracker to Deliver NFV Service Chains across Data Centers and at Customer Premises

Joint solution gives telcos and managed service providers unique customer self-service capabilities to manage deployed VNFs

MANSFIELD, MA, October 5, 2017 — Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, and NEC/Netcracker,  providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions as well as business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), today announced that the two companies are partnering to offer a joint solution that will support the rapid deployment of NFV service chains across data centers and at customer premises. 

This new joint offering combines NEC/Netcracker’s NaaS solution and Telco Systems’ NFVTime solution. NEC/Netcracker NaaS is a full-stack solution comprising VNF onboarding, service design, hybrid operations and a complete business environment, including a digital marketplace. With the integration of Telco Systems’ NFVTime along with VNFs as part of NEC/Netcracker’s Ecosystem 2.0 program, the combined solution using universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) enables service providers to seamlessly deploy NFV service chains that combine VNFs located in the NFV data center and at customer premises.

NFVTime provides a service environment to rapidly launch and manage NFV services at the network edge. NFVTime runs on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) white box hardware and includes a carrier-class NFVi-OS and a broad portfolio of certified VNFs that are centrally managed and orchestrated. NFVTime gives telcos and managed service providers the service agility to smoothly deploy any VNF service chain, including SD-WAN, vRouter, vFirewall, vProbe, vSecurity and much more, remotely and at any time with zero-touch, plug-and-play provisioning. 

As part of this joint solution, NFVTime is fully integrated with NEC/Netcracker’s NaaS, including Network and Service Orchestration, to quickly bring NFV services to market and reduce the integration cost.

“Together, NEC/Netcracker and Telco Systems are collaborating in the NaaS market and developing solutions that enable service providers to quickly launch new multivendor value-added services at the network edge, capitalizing on the incredible opportunity to better serve the enterprise market," said Aidan Dunleavy, Director of Partner Alliances at Netcracker.

“Enabling telcos with NFV-based customer self-service capabilities to manage their deployed VNFs is an important new differentiator that we offer the market,” explained Raanan Tzemach, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Telco Systems. “We are excited to join forces with NEC/Netcracker and are confident that these unique capabilities for which we are already experiencing a strong demand will lead to significant new business.”

Telco Systems and NEC/Netcracker will be presenting this new joint solution at the upcoming SDN World Congress in The Hague, Netherlands on October 9-13. Telco Systems will be exhibiting at Booth C9 and NEC/Netcracker will be exhibiting at Booth 16.