NEC and Netcracker to launch xHaul transport network automation
NEC Corporation and its subsidiary Netcracker have revealed a multi-year partnership with Juniper Networks to deliver professional services in support of streamlined 5G transport.
The solution will deliver secure optical connectivity and will see Juniper provide automated IP WAN transport solutions, while Netcracker will take responsibility unified end-to-end multi-domain service orchestration and automation expertise.
It is designed and developed as part of NEC’s xHaul Transformation Services as the foundation of an open ecosystem that enables customers to have “choice and flexibility”, according to the company.
The integrated solution Netcracker’s cross-layer Network Domain Orchestration with Juniper’s Paragon Automation portfolio for network experience-driven control. It will aim to solve challenges for a multi-layer 5G transport network.
NEC adds that new traffic patterns are shaping the need for radically different network architectures to handle the capacity and demand for great user experiences.
Mayuko Tatewaki, general manager at the service provider and solutions division for NEC said: "In the 5G era, NEC believes co-creation is the key driver to generating and delivering new value to society.
“Working together with our strategic partners Juniper and ADVA in our 5G xHaul Ecosystem, NEC and Netcracker are keen to orchestrate best-in-class multi-vendor based solutions across multi-layers with automation that promises simplification of the end-to-end transport network and better TCO.”
Converged IP and optical solutions will give service providers capacity, efficiency and consistency to deliver competitive and differentiated services, the company says.
Through the convergence, the companies say they will work together to simplify the evolution of operators’ 5G transport networks globally.
"Building an experience-first network for the next decade requires an end-to-end approach that integrates multiple networking layers, domains and vendors,” added Thomas Desrues, vice president, strategic alliances and global system integrators, Juniper Networks.
“I am proud that NEC has selected Juniper's industry-leading automated WAN transport portfolio to deliver simplicity, agility and performance for its multi-vendor Packet Optical automation solution to help drive operational efficiencies and improved end-user service experience.”