News | July 23, 2014

Sprint Selects NetCracker OSS To Support Rollout Of Revolutionary Sprint Spark Network Technology

WALTHAM, MASS.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

NetCracker Technology announced today that Sprint has agreed to a multi-year agreement that will expand its use of NetCracker’s OSS solutions to support its Sprint Spark™ enhanced LTE rollout. Sprint Spark uses next-gen wireless technology to deliver a whole new level of mobile Internet experience. Sprint is among the largest telecommunications providers in the United States, providing wireless, messaging and broadband services to nearly 55 million customers.

Sprint Spark is breaking new ground by enabling peak wireless speeds of 50 to 60 megabits per second. It will support a new generation of advanced mobile services and applications, including high-bandwidth cloud services, virtual reality environments and far more advanced mobile applications.

“NetCracker has played a key role in helping Sprint drive its leading-edge network and service innovations into the highly competitive U.S. mobile market,” said Eddie VanCompernolle, Vice President of IT at Sprint. “We rely on NetCracker’s next-generation OSS solutions to accelerate the pace at which we bring new technology and applications to our customers.”

Sprint has been utilizing NetCracker’s Resource Inventory, Order Management and Discovery & Reconciliation solutions to support its deployment of America’s newest network. Building off of that success, Sprint now expects to use these integrated solutions to achieve greater operational efficiencies, reduce time to market for new services and accelerate its Sprint Spark network rollout. Sprint expects to cover 100 million people with Sprint Spark by the end of the year.

“We are excited to be part of the new Sprint Spark initiative, which will bring some of the most advanced mobile technology in the world to more than 100 million Americans,” said Sylvain Seignour, Vice President Americas at NetCracker. “Our consistent success in delivering solutions and supporting aggressive network rollouts for Sprint provides a strong example of how NetCracker is helping mobile operators gain competitive advantages in diverse markets around the globe.”

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the proven partner for communications service providers and cable operators offering comprehensive, end-to-end solutions and delivery capabilities to optimize their enterprise. With its global reach, leading-edge technology, and unbroken track record of successful implementations, NetCracker helps eliminate operational and business silos and delivers real-time experience in an on-demand world. For more information, please visit www.NetCracker.com.

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corp. All other company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About NEC Corporation

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. For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com.

NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. © 2014 NEC Corporation.

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