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Comptel and Nakina Systems Partner to Enable SDN and NFV Orchestration and Management for Telcos

Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) and Nakina Systems have partnered to help communications service providers (CSPs) address the new management challenges software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) are creating.

With Comptel Fulfillment and Nakina’s NFV-ready framework, operators can streamline and gain control over the end-to-end orchestration of complex services deployed across virtualised, multi-vendor, multi-implementation networks. The combined OSS technology means CSPs are in a stronger position to achieve the OPEX/CAPEX benefits and the new levels of service innovation and agility that SDN and NFV promise.

Key Facts

  • Comptel Fulfillment, which includes catalog, order management, logical inventory, and provisioning and activation capabilities, offers a flexible approach to service creation with automated delivery across multiple networks and service platforms. It can work in concert with cloud-based CRM systems, as well as be combined with advanced analytics, to support CSPs’ SDN and NFV strategies.
  • Nakina’s NFV-ready framework can interact directly with network devices and management systems ubiquitously in a multi-vendor environment. The solution mediates, orchestrates and abstracts the complexity of network devices, whether they are traditional or virtual, providing a seamless, end-to-end service view.

Supporting Quotes

  • “This partnership will allow our joint CSP customers to take advantage of Comptel’s catalog functionality, to select services and collect appropriate data,” said Mary O’Neill, CEO, Nakina. “The service information is then sent to Nakina’s orchestration engine and NFV framework, to coordinate downstream work processes and activate the services for today’s networks, which are including more and more virtual elements.”
  • “SDN and NFV are ushering in a new era for CSPs. It’s critical that OSS harmonise with these technologies, to improve operators’ agility, responsiveness and cost-efficiency,” said Antti Koskela, CTO, Comptel. “We are excited about the potential of virtualised networks, and believe that we have the right fulfillment technology and a strong collaboration with Nakina to enable CSPs to capitalise on the opportunities they present.”

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About Comptel Corporation

Since 1986, Comptel has helped more than 290 service providers across 87 countries meet over one billion subscribers’ communications and infotainment needs. Comptel’s solutions are built on an Event – Analysis – Action strategic framework that leverages the company’s strengths in collecting and analysing Big Data and turning intelligence into opportunities in real time. Comptel’s service fulfillment, mediation, charging and policy control, and advanced predictive analytics products with implementation and professional services enable service providers to automate customer interactions and other business decisions, to create revenue, reduce costs and lessen churn. Comptel has a global team of more than 600 professionals, and net sales were EUR 82.7 million in 2013. For more information, visit www.comptel.com.

About Nakina Systems

Nakina Systems provides a software NFV framework for next-generation networks—SDN, LTE, Ethernet, IMS or Optical. Our solutions enable service providers to introduce new services and grow networks more rapidly and with fewer outages by automating the discovery of the network, reconciling with OSSs, auditing software configuration, orchestrating configuration of network devices and centralizing management of network security. For more information, visit http://www.nakinasystems.com.

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