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TMCNet:  Lightower Fiber Networks Chooses NetCracker to Help Meet Aggressive Growth Goals and Customer Demand

[March 20, 2014]

Lightower Fiber Networks Chooses NetCracker to Help Meet Aggressive Growth Goals and Customer Demand

WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

NetCracker (News - Alert) Technology announced today that Lightower Fiber Networks will upgrade to NetCracker 9.0 in order to improve its network resource visualization and accelerate network planning for its high-performance networking solutions.

Lightower Fiber is among the largest pure fiber network providers in the United States. The service provider utilizes NetCracker's resource inventory solution to manage its 20,000 mile, all-fiber network, which serves more than 7,500 locations and ensures optimal application and business performance for its demanding customer base.

"NetCracker is a leader in the OSS domain and a proven partner for Lightower," said Jason Campbell, COO, Lightower. "Upgrading to NetCracker 9.0 and adopting its innovations was a clear choice to complement Lightower's growth and network implementation goals. Additionally, it enhances Lightower's ability to respond to our customers' increasing demands for our high-performance networking solutions."

Upgrading to NetCracker 9.0 will enable graphical views of floor space, rack space, metro Ethernet topology, Ethernet ring, and DWDM in order to visualize resource inventory, improve network planning and optimization, and improve Lightower's planning abilities.

"We are pleased to deliver NetCracker's industry-leading OSS capabilities to Lightower," said Sylvain Seignour, Vice President Americas at NetCracker. "It is exciting to continue evolving with a customer like Lightower, whose next-generation network and high performance applications truly leverage the full extent of NetCracker's solution adancements and innovations."

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC (News - Alert) Corporation, is the proven partner for communications service providers and cable operators offering comprehensive, end-to-end solutions and delivery capabilities to optimize their enterprise. With its global reach, leading-edge technology, and unbroken track record of successful implementations, NetCracker helps eliminate operational and business silos and delivers real-time experience in an on-demand world. For more information, please visit www.NetCracker.com.

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corp. All other company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. © 2014 NEC Corporation.

About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier, all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance. Serving enterprise, government, carrier and data center customers, our comprehensive suite of fiber-based solutions is delivered across a robust, dense and highly-reliable network. The company offers over 20,000 route miles of network, providing access to over 7,500 service locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Chicago Metro with connectivity to critical international landing sites. Lightower Fiber Networks is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information, visit�www.lightower.com�or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.


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