RAD and Nakina Systems Announce Successful Deployment of Early Stage NFV

  RAD and Nakina Systems Announce Successful Deployment of Early Stage NFV

 Software-controlled Automated Hardware Provisioning Saves Time and Money for
                             Major Cable Operator

Business Wire

MAHWAH, N.J. & OTTAWA, Ontario -- January 13, 2014

RAD and  Nakina Systems have proven product interoperability for a major cable
operator in one of the first real-world examples of Network Functions
Virtualization (NFV), with software controlling the actual hardware
deployment.

RAD is  the industry leader in Service Assured Access solutions for service
providers, and Nakina Systems is the leading provider of carrier grade
management and network integrity solutions. The two companies are working
together to help service providers significantly reduce the costs, time and
complexities associated with extending services to new customers.

Their successful rollout at one of North America’s largest cable
telecommunications companies includes the 203A and 205A versions of RAD’s
ETX-2 Carrier Ethernet demarcation device working in conjunction with Nakina’s
NI-Director software to rapidly extend commercial services.

Assures Immediate, Successful Operation

With NI-Director preconfigured and in place, the service provider's installers
can simply select an appropriate RAD CPE unit from available stock, plug it in
at the customer premises, and be assured of immediate, successful operation.
The NI-Director software detects the specific RAD device, fully configures the
device and provisions the end-to-end service automatically.

For RAD Inc. President Uri Zilberman, this success story exemplifies a strong
future for NFV with clear benefits to service providers. “Together with Nakina
Systems, RAD can offer service provider customers the flexibility to maintain
a multi-version inventory of service capable, MEF-compliant devices,” he said.
“Our joint solution frees installation and operations staff from implementing
complex and costly device-specific configuration processes.”

Mary O’Neill, Nakina CEO, explained, “At the time the service is designed,
existing resources are fully configured and left in a service ready state.
Virtual versions of CPE units that are not yet present are pre-provisioned. As
each of the end points of the service is installed, NI-Director matches the
physical device to a virtual resource that has been pre-provisioned and fully
automates the commissioning and activation of the device in accordance with
the service provider’s standards.”

RAD customers include operators and service providers such as CenturyLink,
Verizon, Telus, Bharti Airtel, British Telecom, China Mobile, China Telecom,
Claro, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, Embratel, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison,
KDDI, KPN, SingTel, SoftBank, Telefónica, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera,
Telstra, and Vodafone.

About RAD

RAD Data Communications provides Service Assured Access solutions that reduce
operational complexity and improve service profitability for retail, wholesale
and mobile service providers, as well as evolutional migration solutions for
service providers and power and transportation utilities, facilitating a
smooth, secure and cost-effective transition to packet-based networks. RAD’s
multi-faceted in-house technology embraces OAM and performance management;
service assurance; traffic management; fault management; synchronization and
timing over packet; TDM pseudowire; ASIC and FPGA development; hardware
miniaturization; and SFP form-factor solutions. The company's installed base
exceeds 12,000,000 units and encompasses more than 150 service providers
around the world, as well as scores of power utilities, transportation systems
and government institutions. RAD is active in industry standardization bodies
such as the Broadband Forum, IETF, ITU, MEF, and NFV ISG.

RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in
networking and internetworking product solutions. www.rad.com

About Nakina Systems

Nakina Systems provides a software NFV framework for next-generation networks
– SDN, LTE, Ethernet, IMS, or Optical – with distributed functions and
increased network complexity. Nakina has already developed solutions that
enable service providers to introduce new services and grow networks more
rapidly and with fewer outages by automating the discovery of network
equipment, reconciling with inventory systems, auditing software in the
network, configuration of network devices and centralizing management of
network security.

Nakina software is now managing over 600,000 devices in Tier 1 service
providers around the world and those deployments have tested the limits of
scalability, resiliency, and adaptability to changing requirements.
http://www.nakinasystems.com

Nakina, NI-Controller, NI-Collector, NI-Guardian, NI-Director, NI-Framework
and Nakina Adapter SDK are trademarks of Nakina Systems, Inc.

Contact:

RAD Contact
Christopher Fleming, +1-201-378-0286
chris_f@rad.com
or
Nakina Contact
Sergio Pellizzari, 613-254-7351,Ext. 222
sergiop@nakinasystems.com
 
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