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NEC and Netcracker have launched a broad-based offering intended to ease the adoption and commercialization of SDN/NFV.


  • The NEC-Netcracker AVP offering ticks all the boxes from an operational transformation perspective, but its success will ultimately depend on the ability to create close collaborative partnerships and service capabilities that tie the offerings into the wider ecosystem.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the tension between the short-term drive to SDN/NFV deployment and longer-term investment in architectures that support dynamic management.
  • Assesses the impediments to SDN/NFV deployment and the need to deliver a joined-up approach encompassing platform, process, and organizational changes.

Key questions answered

  • What is the NEC-Netcracker SDN/NFV initiative seeking to achieve and what are its main components?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of NEC/Netcracker's positioning in this space?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Addressing digital services providers’ needs

  • NEC and Netcracker roll out portfolio to manage hybrid environment
  • The NEC-Netcracker approach
  • Operationalizing and commercializing SDN/NFV
  • Addressing the bigger picture


  • Further reading
  • Authors

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