Consolidated Communications Selects NetCracker to Pave the Way for Next-Generation Business Transformation

  Consolidated Communications Selects NetCracker to Pave the Way for
  Next-Generation Business Transformation

   NetCracker’s OSS Solution to Enable Systems Consolidation and Create the
                  Foundation for Continued Long-Term Growth

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- July 30, 2013

NetCracker Technology announced today that Consolidated Communications Inc.
(NASDAQ:CNSL) has selected NetCracker’s OSS Solution to support the company’s
goals of consolidating its current operational environment, streamlining its
service fulfillment processes and continuing its transformation into a
next-generation communications company that provides leading-edge solutions,
as well as wholesale carrier services.

Founded more than a century ago, Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) is
a family of companies providing advanced communications services to both
residential and business customers in California, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois,
Texas and Pennsylvania. Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of
services over its technologically advanced IP-based network, including local
and long distance telephone, high-speed Internet access and Digital TV.

Consolidated Communications selected NetCracker to deliver its Resource
Management and Service Fulfillment solution that will enable the company to
retire and consolidate legacy systems, automate processes and improve the
company’s ability to launch new services and products. This, in turn, will
enable the company to keep a strong focus on its goals of providing
exceptional customer experience, achieving growth through organic means and
through acquisitions while delivering strong financial results.

“We had very specific reasons in mind when we selected NetCracker,” said Chris
Smith, Director, Network Tools and Automations at Consolidated Communications.
“We needed a scalable, world-class technology platform from a strategic
partner who has a track record for successfully implementing programs that
allow companies like Consolidated Communications to dramatically improve
efficiencies while building a foundation for ongoing growth.”

Sylvain Seignour, Vice President Americas and Europe at NetCracker, stated
that “Consolidated Communications is committed to offering innovative
products, high-quality service, and exceptional customer experience as well as
profitability for its shareholders. We are looking forward to being part of
their long-term transformation and helping them achieve their aggressive
growth objectives.”

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

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

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

NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other
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respective owners. © 2013 NEC Corporation.


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