NetCracker and NEC to Enhance Operational Excellence for MegaFon

  NetCracker and NEC to Enhance Operational Excellence for MegaFon

MegaFon to adopt comprehensive OSS Solution to Optimize Network Operations and
                           Improve Service Quality

Business Wire

LONDON & MOSCOW -- October 15, 2013

NetCracker and NEC Corporation announced today that Russian communications
leader MegaFon has selected NetCracker and NEC Neva Communications Systems to
implement comprehensive Operations Support Systems (OSS). The new OSS will
enable MegaFon to centralize network resource management, accelerate service
introduction, and improve service quality and customer experience for mass
market services across all of its affiliates.

NetCracker’s OSS modules to be implemented for MegaFon include Resource
Inventory, Outside Plant, Discovery & Reconciliation, Network Planning &
Design, Service Order Management, Service Information Management, Service
Inventory, and Service Activation solutions.

NetCracker and NEC Neva will deliver the Network Resource Inventory project as
part of MegaFon’s initiative to build a global network operations center. This
project aims to consolidate inventory databases and centralize infrastructure
management. This will enable accurate management of network resources across
all of MegaFon’s affiliates.

With these capabilities, MegaFon plans to enhance its service fulfillment and
assurance processes for mass market service delivery and streamline
provisioning for its fixed and broadband B2B services. MegaFon expects to
improve operational performance as a result of reducing the time and effort
required to manage network resources accurately. Furthermore, the new
solutions will enable MegaFon to introduce new services more rapidly with
greater service quality and a superior customer experience.

“MegaFon applies only the most modern technologies to its networks.
Implementing the joint solutions from NEC Neva and NetCracker is the first
step in MegaFon’s long-term transformation program. Implementing the joint
solutions from NEC Neva and NetCracker is the next stage of a continuous
effort to improve network and service quality for our customers,” says Igor
Shirokov, Infrastructure Director, OJSC MegaFon.

“NEC overcomes strategic challenges for global communications operators. Today
we are joining the competencies and experience of NEC Neva and NetCracker to
offer MegaFon optimal and reliable solutions to ensure the operator can
deliver an even greater level of network resource management, speed to market,
and service quality for its customers,” said Mikhail Efimov, Deputy Managing
Director, NEC Neva Communications Systems.

“NetCracker’s outstanding track record of delivering large-scale OSS
transformation will help MegaFon to maximize the value of our products and
services and successfully execute on this major initiative,” said Vasily
Sedunov, Vice-President, Engineering, NetCracker. “We look forward to working
with MegaFon to achieve its critical business goals.”

MegaFon is Russia’s second largest mobile operator and fourth largest
telecommunications operator. It serves more than 62 million subscribers in
Russia as well as 1.6 million in Tajikistan, Osetia, and Abkhazia. The company
offers 3G and 4G mobile services, fixed and mobile broadband access, and
converged services, providing voice services to 83 regions across Russia and
mobile broadband to 72 percent of the country.

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 NEC Neva Communication Systems

CJSC "NEC Neva Communications Systems" was established in May 1997 as a local
factory of NEC's digital switching system and provides engineering, system
integration and professional services. NEC has owned 100 per cent of its
shares since Autumn 2009. For detailed information, please, visit the website
http://ru.nec.com.

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 MegaFon OJSC

MegaFon OJSCis a leading Russian universal telecommunication service
provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications markets in
Russia. MegaFonwas incorporated in June 1993 as CJSC “Northwest GSM” and
renamed OJSC “MegaFon” in 2002. MegaFon was the first operator with a network
covering all regions of Russia.The Company and its subsidiaries have licenses
to operate in all of the Russian regions and in the Republics of Abkhazia,
South Ossetia and Tajikistan. The Company was the first in Russia to launch 3G
for commercial operations and is currently in the number one position among
all operators in the provision of mobile Internet, and in the number two
position as to the number of active subscribers in Russia.

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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