Sprint selects NetCracker for network transformation program

Telecom Lead America: Sprint has selected NetCracker as a supplier supporting the rollout of the carrier’s Network Vision Program.

NetCracker will operate provisioning systems and manage the processes to capture, quality assure, and record critical provisioning information as Sprint deploys and operationalizes its Network Vision Program in the U.S.

Sprint Nextel’s Capex (Capital expenditure) in Q1 2013 has increased significantly to $1.38 billion from $783 million in Q1 2013. Sprint Nextel’s Capex in Q4 2012 was $1.47 billion.

As per the Network Vision Program, Sprint is planning to consolidate network technologies into one seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers.

Acting as a supplier on the OSS side represents a broadening of NetCracker’s role at Sprint. NetCracker began its relationship with Sprint as a software vendor and system integrator, supporting their wireline business.

As part of Network Vision, Sprint has launched 4G LTE in 88 cities, including Los Angeles, Boston and Charlotte, N.C. since the beginning of the year and expects that 4G LTE will be available in more than 170 additional cities in the coming months.

“We are committed to the rapid deployment of our all new 3G and 4G LTE network, and so it was important for us to work with a partner that could help us improve process efficiency,” said John Harrison, vice president, Network Supplier Performance Management at Sprint.

Sprint extended NetCracker’s engagement to utilize these same services in the wireless space to provide a consolidated, centralized OSS solution for the deployment and provisioning of the mobile infrastructure in Sprint’s Network Vision Program.

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