Swisscom Signs NetCracker to Long-Term Maintenance Agreement for IP Service Fulfillment Solution

  Swisscom Signs NetCracker to Long-Term Maintenance Agreement for IP Service
  Fulfillment Solution

     NetCracker to Ensure Optimal Delivery of Next-Generation IP Services

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- March 4, 2013

NetCracker Technology announced today that it has signed a long-term software
maintenance agreement to support Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd’s IP Service
Fulfillment solution. NetCracker has been a strategic partner with Swisscom on
a number of complex transformation projects over the years, most recently
designing and deploying their Fiber and Copper IP Service Fulfillment and
Assurance solution. Under the terms of the current contract, NetCracker will
provide comprehensive support for this system, which delivers next-generation,
converged, IP-based services.

Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd is Switzerland’s largest telecom operator and
service provider. Swisscom offers customers throughout the country a full
range of products and services including Internet, TV, mobile, landline, and
IP-based voice and data communication.

Swisscom utilizes NetCracker Telecom Operations and Management Solution
(TOMS)-based fulfillment and assurance capabilities to support the company’s
strategic All-IP program. Specifically, the solution provides service and
resource provisioning and activation, network management, and day-to-day
assurance of all IP-based services. The agreement with NetCracker will help
Swisscom to monetize its investment in this solution, lower the total cost of
ownership, and deliver a quality customer experience.

“Our long-term contract with NetCracker will enable us to support the IP
Service Fulfillment solution well into the future at a lower cost, and will
also enhance our ability to respond to rapidly changing market demands by
offering new and compelling services with the required quality to our
customers,” said Swisscom’s Service Manager of Network Operations.

“Swisscom’s decision to continue its partnership with NetCracker is a true
testament to the value they place on our knowledge, expertise, and technical
ability,” said Sylvain Seignour, NetCracker’s Vice President Americas and
Europe. “This new agreement will not only lower OpEx and CapEx, but will also
enable Swisscom to focus on the evolution of their network infrastructure and
the expansion of their business.”

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the leading
provider of BSS/OSS solutions to service providers around the
world.NetCracker’s comprehensive, end-to-end BSS/OSS offering includes
billing, customer care, online rating & charging, resource and network
management, IT platforms, and service fulfillment & assurance, as well as an
extensive professional services portfolio that includes managed services and
end-to-end outsourcing. Our innovative, end-to-end BSS/OSS solutions enable
service providers to operationalize next-generation connectivity, maximize the
convergence of network and IT, monetize content, and deliver a compelling
customer experience. 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 http://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. © 2013 NEC Corporation.

About Swisscom Ltd

Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 6.2 million mobile
customers, 791,000 Swisscom TV customers and around 1.7 million broadband
connections (retail). In 2012, the company's 19,514 employees (full time
equivalents) generated revenues of CHF 11.384 billion. Swisscom has a presence
throughout Switzerland and offers a full range of products and services for
mobile, landline and IP-based voice and data communication. Massive
investments in network infrastructure ensure that this will remain the case in
the future. With Swisscom TV, customers too have become increasingly aware of
the trend towards multimedia. Swisscom is active in one of the most attractive
broadband markets in Europe via the Italian provider Fastweb. Swisscom also
offers services for IT infrastructure outsourcing as well as the management of
communications infrastructures.

Contact:

SmartMark Communications for NetCracker
Juliet Shavit, +1-215-504-4272
jshavit@smartmarkusa.com
or
NetCracker Technology
Joanna Larivee, +1-781-419-3374
Joanna.Larivee@NetCracker.com
 
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