PacketFront Software Strengthens its Sales, Delivery and R&D Organizations

In order to further support the growth of the company, PacketFront Software today announced a significant strengthening of its Sales, Delivery and R&D organizations at the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Christel Sandstedt recently joined PacketFront Software as Delivery and Professional Services Manager. Christel, who is a member of the management team, will be responsible for the company’s customer delivery projects as well as focusing on increasing Professional Services sales. She brings with her many years of experience from companies such as Stokab and the city carrier of Sundbyberg municipality.

Claes Lithagen recently joined PacketFront Software as Senior Sales Director and will be focusing on increasing the company’s software sales to its traditional customer base of city carriers and T1/T2 operators. Claes joins the company from IP Infusion, where he served as Global Account Director & Senior Sales Director EMEA, heading the EMEA organization.

Andreas Persson will be joining PacketFront Software on April 1st as Director R&D and Product Management and member of the management team. Most recently, he held the position as Manager Software Engineering at the optical network equipment vendor Infinera in Stockholm, Sweden. The company’s current Product Manager, Henrik Johansson, will from now on head up the company’s strategic initiative within SDN/NFV, which is an area that is becoming more and more important to the company.

“We are very happy to announce the recruitment of Christel, Claes and Andreas as well as Henrik Johansson’s new SDN/NFV-focused position. They bring with them a wealth of experience that will assist the company in achieving its future growth plans, and we wish them good luck in their new respective roles”, says Jan Kettnaker, CEO of PacketFront Software.

PacketFront Software enters data center market

PacketFront Software announced further development of the BECS network automation solution to include data center management.

Even if the spinning up of servers is today a highly automated process, the network infrastructure connecting servers is still mainly managed manually. BECS can now automate even this part of the process providing the staff operating data centers the capabilities to activate / deactivate services end-to-end in seconds instead of days and weeks.

“Entering the fast growing data center market is a strategic decision for us. We have high expectations that our investment in this sector will bear first fruits during 2017 helping us to further accelerate our already high growth.” says Jan Kettnaker, CEO of PacketFront Software.

PacketFront Software BECS chosen for Fibia’s network

Fibia P/S, the merger of NRGi and SEAS-NVE fiber operations, has decided to use PacketFront Software’s BECS OSS platform to manage the network.

BECS enables a harmonization of the management of the different technologies and vendors used in the network. This provides Fibia with tools to rationalize the operations and to streamline the service offering throughout the network.

Fibia’s FTTH deployment consists of approximately 160.000 ports using Point-to-Point and GPON technologies from companies such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Waystream, Genexis, Icotera and Tilgin. The project focus has been to migrate NRGi’s Alcatel-Lucent GPON and Cisco 4500 based network to BECS and utilize BECS ACS functionality to manage ONT’s and CPE’s via the TR-069 protocol.

“Fibia is leading the Danish FTTH market consolidation and is becoming a major player within this segment. We are pleased that Fibia decided to use BECS as a key tool in this consolidation”, says Jan Kettnaker, CEO PacketFront Software.

“SEAS-NVE has used BECS since 2006. When we faced the decision on how to take care of the Fibia network, BECS was an easy choice to make due to its excellent reliability and flexibility track record”, says Ole Højgaard Christensen, Technical Manager at Fibia.

PacketFront Software automates Accessbolaget’s MPLS network

Accessbolaget AB, a new Swedish nationwide wholesale access network provider, has selected PacketFront Software’s BECS and BBE systems to deliver an end-to-end network configuration and service activation solution for their Juniper and Adva based MPLS VPN network. The solution is delivered by NetNordic, PacketFront Software’s Nordic partner.

“Accessbolaget has brought something completely new and innovative to the Swedish telecom market, providing independent Carrier Ethernet capacity services in cooperation with the widespread city networks. It has previously been very difficult for operators to utilize these city networks efficiently due to lack of single interface and infrastructure, something that Accessbolaget has brought to the market. We are excited to be a part of this game changing event”, says Jan Kettnaker, CEO PacketFront Software.

“We selected the system after a thorough evaluation process. We chose BECS and BBE due to the purpose-build product, which gave us an off-the-shelf solution. At the same time the high scripting capabilities on top of the base product gave us a possibility to achieve a solution that is tailored for our specific requirements”, says Jan Werne, CEO at Accessbolaget.

Developer: PacketFront Software is recruiting

Title: Developer
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Job status: Full time, permanent

PacketFront Software is rapidly expanding in the Telco segment. We are making telecom operators more competitive with our solutions for end-to-end automation of network operations and service fulfilment. If you want to be part of a dynamic team building the new business, this could be your next challenge.

About PacketFront Software
PacketFront Software delivers automated multi-vendor network management since 2001 through its unique OSS system BECS. BECS provides zero touch configuration and automated service provisioning for any IP network hardware and topology and offers operators a seamless migration path from legacy networks to SDN and NFV. 100 operator customers in 23 countries have chosen BECS for efficient network operations.

At PacketFront Software, we know that the success of our company relies on our people who design, market, sell and support our automated solutions for broadband and data communication networks. As a member of the PacketFront Software Solutions team, you will enjoy working with highly committed colleagues in a fast-paced business environment. Individual as well as team contributions are highly valued and expected from you.

PacketFront Software’s employment decisions are based on the applicant’s experience, specialist skills and personality. Female applicants are encouraged. We have already gathered some of the very best system specialists, engineers, and sales people in our business. Do you want to become part of a dynamic and inspiring team?

Job Description
PacketFront Software brings the OSS and BSS applications BECS and BBE to new markets. To reinforce our growth we are now hiring a Developer to strengthen the R&D team. The position is a key role in the company to continuously improve PacketFront Software’s products in order to increase the value delivered to PacketFront Software’s customers. Based in the company offices in Stockholm, Sweden, the successful candidate will work in close cooperation with our R&D team in China as well as with sales and sales engineering team in Stockholm.

For this position, we require that you meet the following qualifications:

  • Approximately 10 years of programming experience, either from a similar professional role and/or from other activities (C, Shell, TCL, Perl)
  • Passion for solution design
  • Experience from agile development environments
  • Broadband/datacom topologies and technologies (e.g., Ethernet, PON, xDSL) and products
  • Application of systems integration frameworks and tools
  • Database knowledge
  • Structured work methodology and application of solid project management practices

Experience within the following areas is of additional merit:

  • Experience of OSS/BSS systems in the telecom/datacom industry, particularly service provisioning and management
  • Experience from Netconf and Yang protocols
  • Experience from systems integration
  • Experience from project management

Personal capabilities:

  • You are already a resident in Sweden
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and in writing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Quick learner with a structured approach and analytical skills.
  • You are creative, but also a Finisher delivering to commitments made
  • “Can Do” personality with a strong urge to close action points
  • Team player

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the agile development of the OSS and BSS applications BECS and BBE as a member of the R&D team
  • Participate in feature definition and design activities
  • Manage own relations with partners
  • Independent management and execution of delivery projects
  • Creation and delivery of presentations, workshops, demos and proposal documentation, etc.
  • Execute customer lab and field tests, as well as customer pilots
  • Drive local technical market requirements within PacketFront Software

Please send your CV and an introduction letter to jobs@pfsw.com.
For more information about the position, call Henrik Johansson, +46 73 914 91 71