Deutsche Telekom selects Netcracker for network automation

Deutsche Telekom Germany has selected Netcracker for its network and service automation initiative.
Deutsche Telekom acquires GTS for $729 million to strengthen enterprise focusDeutsche Telekom will utilize Network Domain Orchestration solution delivered through Agile methodology to automate multi-domain network discovery and visualization; multi-layer traffic optimization; IP and optical backbone provisioning; and multi-vendor network orchestration.

Netcracker’s Network Domain Orchestration solution will integrate dozens of IP devices and SDN controllers from more than 5 different major hardware vendors. Automation is expected to reduce provisioning time and effort by more than half.

Future plans for this program include adding intelligent network planning and simulation as well as enhancing service assurance with AI, said Bob Titus, chief technology officer at Netcracker Technology.

“A combination of innovation, solution quality and ability to work using Agile/DevOps in a collaborative fashion demonstrated Netcracker’s value as a partner as we work together to revolutionize the way network services are delivered through end-to-end automation,” said Rainer Steege, VP IP Core at Deutsche Telekom.