Maxis Communications Berhad, a Malaysian converged services provider, has bought some NetCracker OSS products, including: Service Inventory, Resource Inventory, Discovery & Reconciliation, Design & Planning, Service Provisioning & Activation, Asset Management, and Outside Plant.
That’s what I would call a ‘classic’ OSS deal. Inventory-centric. None of that fruity service catalog stuff.
It’s nice to see a PR that is actually specific. I usually have to guess what the customer might have bought based on vague ‘lower CAPEX and OPEX’, ‘faster time to market’ statements.
NetCracker’s products will manage the core, transport and RAN networks along with some core mobile services (MMS, location-based, BlackBerry and the like). So, pretty comprehensive footprint at this mid-sized (11 million mobile customers) service provider.
Expect to see NetCracker more focused on winning in the APAC region. Since 2008 they’ve been owned by NEC, strong in APAC, and have made clear statements about their interest in the region.