NetCracker Technology has announced that Sprint has agreed to a multi-year agreement that will expand its use of NetCracker’s OSS solutions to support its Sprint Spark™ enhanced LTE roll-out.
Sprint Spark uses next-gen wireless technology to deliver peak wireless speeds of 50 to 60 megabits per second. It will support a new generation of advanced mobile services and applications, including high-bandwidth cloud services, virtual reality environments and far more advanced mobile applications.
“NetCracker has played a key role in helping Sprint drive its leading-edge network and service innovations into the highly competitive U.S. mobile market,” said Eddie VanCompernolle, Vice President of IT at Sprint. “We rely on NetCracker’s next-generation OSS solutions to accelerate the pace at which we bring new technology and applications to our customers.”
Sprint has been utilizing NetCracker’s Resource Inventory , Order Management and Discovery & Reconciliation solutions to support its deployment of America’s newest network. Building off of that success, Sprint now expects to use these integrated solutions to achieve greater operational efficiencies, reduce time to market for new services and accelerate its Sprint Spark network rollout.
Sprint expects to cover 100 million people with Sprint Spark by the end of the year.
“We are excited to be part of the new Sprint Spark initiative, which will bring some of the most advanced mobile technology in the world to more than 100 million Americans,” said Sylvain Seignour, Vice President Americas at NetCracker.