NetCracker has launched version 10 of its products suite, which introduces new virtual network functions (VNFs) for operators wishing to deploy virtualised networks.
NetCracker 10 provides a unified platform for physical and virtual network infrastructure in order to help service providers migrate customers to virtualised network environments more smoothly.
The suite incorporates big data, biometrics and analytics tools and allows new applications to be delivered to service providers via the cloud, NetCracker said.
NetCracker 10 offers a hosted cloud platform allowing service providers to develop open app ecosystems and speed up the time-to-market of new services.
It also leverages data sources from social networks and “various dimensions of biometric data”, such as facial and voice recognition and fingerprint scanning. NetCracker said this would help service providers “humanise” the customer experience.
The company claimed NetCracker 10 offered up to a 40 percent reduction in cost of ownership alongside a 30 percent increase in infrastructure utilisation.
Sanjay Mewada, Vice President of Strategy at NetCracker, said: “We are thrilled to announce NetCracker 10, the next generation of our highly sophisticated end-to-end product suite, which redefines some of the fundamental economics around network and IT, operations, deployment, customer retention and service creation.
“As service providers prepare for the inevitable shift from physical to hybrid to virtualised infrastructure and offerings, NetCracker 10 lays the foundation for a risk-free and seamless migration, ushering in the next wave of innovation.”