May 19, 2008
Sprint Wins Billing & OSS World 2008 Excellence Award for Best OSS Transformation
NetCracker Partners in Sprint's OSS Transformation
RESTON, VA and WALTHAM, MA — May 19, 2008— Sprint Nextel and NetCracker Technology announced today that Sprint is the recipient of Billing & OSS World magazine's 2008 Excellence Award for Best OSS Transformation. The award — in recognition of Sprint's Network Resource Management (NRM) project — was a highlight of the 2008 Billing & OSS World conference in Chicago on April 30. “NetCracker's OSS solution is a critical component of our network simplification and transformation project,” said Eddie VanCompernolle, Vice President of IT Network Systems at Sprint. “The enhanced resource management and workflow capabilities have enabled us to accelerate service delivery and improve customer service through increased automation.”
Sprint selected NetCracker as its vendor partner in its multi-phased OSS Transformation project in December 2006. The initial phase of the NRM project automated the deployment of Sprint's IP-based services. NRM has since expanded to support Nextel Direct Connect® on new Sprint phones as well as Sprint's 4G wireless broadband deployment. NetCracker's contribution — and in particular, its Inventory Provisioning and OSS Engine — enables Sprint to rapidly deploy next-generation technologies and services to its customers.
“We are proud that the industry and Billing & OSS World recognized Sprint's aggressive transformation to a service-centric business model,” said Andrew Feinberg, NetCracker's President and CEO. “It is an honor to partner with Sprint in Phase 1 of their NRM project, and we look forward to additional successes in future phases.”
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving nearly 53 million customers at the end of the first quarter 2008; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
About NetCracker Technology
NetCracker Technology is the leading global Solution Company enabling Service Providers to deliver rapidly and manage effectively convergent and content-rich offerings. NetCracker delivers service and resource management through its software and implementation expertise. NetCracker's portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of product modules as well as specialized vertical solutions (such as Triple Play), all pre-integrated with the NetCracker Framework. Founded in 1993, NetCracker Technology is headquartered in Waltham, MA, and can be reached at +1-781-419-3300 or www.NetCracker.com.
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Donna Bastien Director of Marketing, NetCracker Technology +1-781-419-3367 Donna.Bastien@NetCracker.com
Robinette Dixon for Sprint 913-794-3073 Robinette.email@example.com