Netcracker has announced that it has been chosen by Deutsche Telekom Germany for its groundbreaking network and service automation initiative, the company said.
Netcracker´s Network Domain Orchestration solution delivered collaboratively through Agile methodology, will enable DT to automate multidomain network discovery and visualization; multi-layer traffic optimization; IP and optical backbone provisioning; and multi-vendor network orchestration. By digitalizing these complex functions, DT will gain end-to-end network insight; automate complex service provisioning processes; and massively reduce cost and effort.
Netcracker´s ability to work with DT using a collaborative approach based on Agile methodology and DevOps processes proved significant in this selection. To automate such a broad range of processes and to deliver multi-vendor orchestration requires an interaction among teams. By working collaboratively, the customer´s knowledge of its business is combined with the strategic partner´s skills and experience. The result is a solution that suits its users and the business while automating network services in truly novel ways.
Delivered in phases, this program will begin by automating network discovery and visualization to gain end-to-end network insights. That will pave the way to automate IP and Optical trunk provisioning. In the network, Netcracker´s Network Domain Orchestration solution will integrate dozens of IP devices and SDN controllers from more than 5 different major hardware vendors. This degree of automation is expected to reduce provisioning time and effort by more than half. Future plans for this program include adding intelligent network planning and simulation as well as enhancing service assurance with AI.
Netcracker Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, offers mission-critical digital transformation solutions to service providers around the globe.