PCCW Global has selected CENX's Cortx Service Orchestrator to enhance elements in its VPN and cloud offerings that will facilitate self-serve, on-demand connectivity. Cortx will help optimize PCCW Global's operations by orchestrating and assuring these data services over multi-carrier, multi-vendor networks in real-time. Using an on-line portal, integrated to PCCW Global's OSS and BSS environments, customers will be able to dynamically scale their bandwidth connectivity and cloud data center resources.

PCCW Global's Chief Network Officer, Bret Rehart, said: ""At PCCW Global, our goal is to provide our multinational customers with differentiated, superior-quality services, which can be deployed on-demand and easily managed. In order to make this happen, we needed a new real-time operations approach that could synchronize actions across our carrier partner networks and across multiple technologies, including SDN and NFV components. CENX has elements of the functionality, scalability and usability that we were looking for.""

Jay McMullan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CENX, added: ""With CENX's Cortx Service Orchestrator real-time operations capabilities, service providers can take full advantage of SDN and NFV elasticity to satisfy customer demand for flexible, scalable data connectivity and compute resources. Furthermore, the high-quality of those services is able to be assured, end-to-end from customer premise to cloud.""

According to 451 Research's report ""Orchestration and OSS: Beauty, Meet Beast"", the move to SDN/NFV and the cloud, and the virtualization of the carrier network, is the trend most likely to result in an overhaul of carrier OSS.

Jennifer Clark, Vice President, 451 Research, said: ""Operators are recognizing that NFV requires a dramatic change in their operations and they are embracing innovative solutions from vendors, whether new or incumbent, that can exploit the dynamic elasticity of NFV infrastructure, not be hindered by it.""

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