NEC and Netcracker unveil full-service NaaS offering
NEC and Netcracker Technology have introduced their Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offering, a full-service NaaS solution focused on helping communications service providers (CSPs) generate new revenue in both B2B and residential markets.
NEC/Netcracker NaaS provides an end-to-end environment to rapidly create, deploy and monetise value-added services by bringing together virtualised network infrastructure and services, cloud applications, orchestration and commercialisation tools through an open ecosystem of pre-integrated partners.
NEC/Netcracker NaaS is the first in a series of new, market-focused solutions powered by NEC/Netcracker’s Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP). These solutions enable service providers to take a faster approach to commercialising new services through the use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) technologies that address specific market needs.
“The NEC/Netcracker NaaS solution takes full advantage of the network and enables the provisioning of new services, such as security and enterprise applications,” said Shigeru Okuya, the general manager of the SDN/NFV Division at NEC. “Moreover, the NaaS solution contributes to fast and flexible service engagement for B2B services in which service providers face increasing competition in the market.”
Fran Heeran, the vice president and general manager of SDN/NFV at Netcracker, added: “Service providers are increasingly looking beyond their traditional core offerings as they face continued competition and price erosion. The need to rapidly onboard and launch new services, including enhanced network facilities as well as third-party offerings, is critical as they broaden their revenue mix. The NEC/Netcracker NaaS solution provides a complete, end-to-end environment that supports the definition, provisioning, orchestration and lifecycle management of complex services. It uses the advances in both network and function virtualisation to allow a new level of flexibility and automation, lowering costs and reducing time-to-market.”