Vodafone selects NEC/Netcracker’s Hybrid Operations Management for domain orchestration

Vodafone Group has selected NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology's Hybrid Operations Management (HOM) solution to support its transition into a telecommunications cloud provider. Vodafone will leverage NEC/Netcracker's HOM solution to provide domain orchestration as part of its groupwide cloud transformation program. This virtualization initiative will use cloud-native, SDN and NFV technologies to evolve operational and business systems and processes. NEC/Netcracker's HOM will support this initiative by orchestrating and managing end-to-end resources and services within Vodafone domains.

"As we accelerate the transformation of our network and services to fully leverage cloud and virtualization, Orchestration and Automation plays a critical role in how we build and operate both the infrastructure and our business," said Fran Heeran, Head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV at Vodafone Group. "We selected NEC/Netcracker due to its deep understanding of both physical and virtual domains and its unique capabilities for hybrid operations across physical and cloud environments."

Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. NEC/Netcracker's solution will help Vodafone streamline and automate operational processes across its operating companies in order to increase service efficiency and flexibility. This will reduce the time it takes to launch new services and enable dynamic, closed-loop operations with automated lifecycle capabilities in order to meet unpredictable and constantly changing network demand. At Mobile World Congress 2018, Vodafone and NEC/Netcracker jointly demonstrated the power of orchestration to deliver zero-touch cloud services.

NEC/Netcracker was selected over several competitors, largely due to its award-winning and market-leading solutions and its demonstrable experience making large-scale transformation programs successful worldwide.