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Cellwize joins Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program to deliver Self-Organizing Network technology for NFV

Cellwize has been testing and developing its NFV enabled SON solutions at Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand™ Innovation Center

Singapore - 19 June, 2014 - Cellwize, the innovative Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions provider, today announced that it has joined Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand™ Ecosystem community to help champion Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Working closely with Alcatel Lucent's NFV initiative, Cellwize's centralized-SON product, elastic-SON™ manages and automates mobile operator networks.

CloudBand Ecosystem Program was established in 2013 to aid NFV innovation, share knowledge and help service providers get it to NFV faster. Cellwize has been testing and developing its own NFV enabled SON solution on Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand distributed cloud environment at the CloudBand Innovation Center. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent's team of NFV experts has provided training, support and access to this unique infrastructure and workspace. Cellwize can now use this infrastructure to demonstrate how its own elastic-SON™ and Value-Driven SON™ solutions work with the CloudBand NFV Platform.

NFV technology allows network operators to move complex applications and services to the cloud. In doing so it provides the agility, efficiency and economics of the cloud to the operators own network. NFV combined with elastic-SON™ or Value-Driven SON™ will provide considerable cost savings in terms of OPEX for network operators and further simplify network management.

Valerie Noto, Director of Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand Ecosystem said: "NFV requires an open multi-vendor approach and a high degree of collaboration and exchange between all contributors in the value chain. Cellwize's SON solutions are hardware agnostic to work in cross-technology networks. This makes Cellwize well suited to help our community quickly advance and innovate NFV solutions. We are glad to have them on board."

"NFV is a key technology for operators as it will help reduce costs and simplify network management. Alcatel-Lucent is really helping to pioneer this new and important technology" said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. "As the first SON provider in the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program, we can quickly broaden and strengthen our SON offering, to provide a comprehensive SON solution for NFV."

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ABOUT CELLWIZE
Cellwize provides cutting-edge SON (Self Organizing Network) solutions to mobile operators. Mobile networks empowered by its proprietary elastic-SON™ continuously react to real-time changes and match capacity, coverage and quality with evolving usage patterns and users' needs.

Cellwize was founded by telecom professionals and its technology was designed by RF experts mastering network topology and behaviors. Cellwize is headquartered in Singapore with R&D and sales offices across the EMEA region.

For more information, visit http://cellwize.com/ or contact [email protected], read the latest posts at http://www.cellwize.com/news and follow the company on Twitter: @cellwize

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