PacketFront Software and Keypro cooperate to automate passive and active networks

Today, Keypro Oy and PacketFront Software announce a cooperation between the companies to significantly improve the integration between passive network inventory and active network orchestration. The solution is based on Keypro’s KeyCom and PacketFront Software’s BBE and BECS products.

The combined solution brings radical time and quality improvements. It also makes the whole process from the passive infrastructure planning to the end-customer service activation an integrated and automated workflow. The improved process is faster and also reduces the risk of human errors.

Connecting passive network information to BBE’s customer data enables the solution to automatically reserve, verify and document the required passive network resources.

Timo Kuusela, VP Marketing and Sales, PacketFront Software says: ”Our first reference customer Karis Telefon has proven that network build-out and operations can be automated to a very high degree. This doesn’t only reduce the total OPEX, but also benefits end customers who experience fast service response and high quality from the operator.”

Toni Paila, CEO, Keypro says: ”Keypro continuously seeks for novel ways of improving the business of network owners. Our core strategy is to achieve this through strategic partnerships. Now, this collaboration with PacketFront truly shows the level of efficiency that automated network orchestration with our KeyCom network inventory can achieve.”

Patrik Gustafsson, CTO, Karis Telefon says: ”Integration has significantly reduced the time and effort needed in operations due to automated processes. For example, with pre-connected circuit to customer’s address, a customer can enjoy services in minutes after ordering.”

Join us at FTTH Conference 2018 in Valencia, Spain. Karis Telefon will tell more about the solution in Workshop ‘Fast, efficient and reliable FTTH roll out. Hand-on experiences from the Nordic region’ on the 13th of February. You will also find us in exhibition booths B14 and B21.

Contact information

Timo Kuusela, VP Marketing and Sales

+46 70 658 8483

timo.kuusela@pfsw.com

Toni Paila, Chief Executive Officer

+358 50 483 7389

toni.paila@keypro.fi

About PacketFront Software

PacketFront Software delivers automated multi-vendor network management solutions since 2001 through the unique OSS/BSS systems BECS and BBE, which provide zero touch configuration and automated service provisioning for any IP network hardware and topology. Our active API enables easy and flexible integration to existing OSS/BSS systems. 100 operators in 23 countries have chosen BECS and BBE for efficient network operations. Visit www.pfsw.com for more information.

About Keypro

Keypro is the leading Finnish company in network information solutions, with more than 20 years of experience in the field. The customer base of Keypro includes owners, contractors, designers and maintainers of various utility networks, both underground and on the ground. The company serves more than 200 customers dealing with telecom networks, water service networks, electricity distribution, street lighting, district heating and natural gas. Keypro specializes in the ability to offer both network related expert services as well as network information systems software. The company delivers professional services and network information systems internationally via its partner network.

Meet us at FTTH Council 2018 Conference in Valencia, Spain 13 – 15 February

Meet our team in the FTTH Council yearly event in Valencia and discover the latest in Orchestration and Automation of fiber networks. Book a personal meeting by emailing to: sales@pfsw.com. Exhibition booth number: B14.

During Tuesday afternoon, February 13, PacketFront Software will arrange a workshop together with Hexatronic, Keypro and Waystream. Find more information about the workshop program at: http://www.ftthconference.eu/programme/conference-programme/13-february

PacketFront Software and Optisis enter partnership

PacketFront Software, which develops and sells network orchestration solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with Optisis d.o.o., a system integrator specializing in development and marketing of optical access systems for telecom operators and service providers. Optisis was founded in 2006 with the headquarters in Maribor, Slovenia. The partnership means that Optisis will strengthen its portfolio of OSS and BSS systems.

Optisis is a company with a unique approach of building fibre-optic networks, with knowledge and experience which is united in a flexible team. Optisis offers complete telecommunications solutions to service providers, such as cable operators, ISP’s, mobile operators and public companies. The offering from Optisis also consists of comprehensive services ranging from consulting, planning, project management, equipment distribution, maintenance and complete engineering of telecommunication systems.

Optisis has customers in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Austria and Italy.

Reabra chooses PacketFront Software’s BBE

Reabra, a Sao Paulo based open access operator transforming regions with 5 Mbit/s radio to 100 Mbit/s fiber access, has selected PacketFront Software’s BBE as their BSS platform for management of services, customers and service providers.

At the later stage, the solution will be complemented with PacketFront Software’s BECS network orchestration tool for management of Reabra’s point-to-point and GPONbased fiber networks. The goal is to achieve an instant and fully automated service provisioning flow, starting from a customer portal to the configuration of network elements.

The BBE platform has already been taken into commercial use.

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.