Colt chooses NEC , Netcracker to enhance its network

NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology have been selected by Colt to enable and support its large-scale OSS transformation, which will support Colt in the deployment of the next generation of its infrastructure, including virtualization, the companies said.

Colt will leverage Netcracker´s future-proof, next-generation OSS and Service Orchestration solution, which is a part of NEC/Netcracker´s Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP).

Colt is a global high bandwidth connectivity provider that delivers services to metropolitan small, medium and large enterprises as well as wholesale carriers in nearly 30 countries, through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network.

Netcracker´s OSS and Service Orchestration solution, a component of NEC/Netcracker´s AVP´s Hybrid Operations Management solution, will enable Colt to optimize its physical network and quickly monetize new investments. Netcracker´s solutions will also prepare Colt´s infrastructure for the use of both physical and virtualized environments.

NEC/Netcracker´s Service Orchestration solution will give Colt the ability to enable new levels of provisioning automation. This will shorten the time it takes to deliver new services to customers, eliminate the risk of provisioning errors brought about by manual processes and give Colt more accurate views into the network in order to provide enhanced support and deliver a superior customer experience.

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company´s experience and global resources, NEC´s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers.

NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.

The NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company´s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow.

Netcracker Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is a forward-looking software company, offering mission-critical solutions to service providers around the globe.

Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America´s largest business hubs. Colt enables the digital transformation of businesses through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network. It connects over 700 data centres around the globe, with over 24,500 on-net buildings and growing. Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).