Tuesday, December 11, 2007

France Telecom Affiliates to Deploy NetCracker

France Telecom group has certified and selected NetCracker as the Next Generation Inventory (NGI) Group Core Component (GCC) standard for its strategic NExT program. The NetCracker solution is expected to be deployed into France Telecom affiliates worldwide. Financial terms were not disclosed.

NetCracker's technology helps service providers to deliver and manage convergent and content-rich offerings. NetCracker's portfolio includes solutions focused on specific verticals, such as Triple Play, and pre-integrated product modules. The core modules include Service Inventory, Resource Inventory, Service Provisioning & Activation, Discovery & Reconciliation, Design & Planning, Customer Impact Analysis, Outside Plant, Order Management, Asset Management, and Telecom Cost Management.

NetCracker also announced the successful implementation of NGI WiFi hot-spots inventory, FTTH inventory, and VoIP services inventory for Orange in France, as well as transmission network inventory and ADSL inventory in emerging market affiliates of France Telecom group.

In late 2005, NetCracker was selected as France Telecom group's GCC NGI vendor. NGI incorporates NetCracker's Framework, Physical and Logical Resource Inventory, Service Inventory, and Discovery & Reconciliation modules. Optional modules include Outside Plant, Asset Management, and Telecom Cost Management. These have since been deployed at several France Telecom group properties, supporting mobile, fixed, and IT services. After successful completion of these projects in November 2006, NetCracker was named France Telecom group's official Next Generation Inventory supplier for its NExT program.