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NEC Completes Acquisition of NetCracker Technology Acquisition Enables Communications Service Providers to Accelerate Business Transformations


***For immediate use October 21, 2008

TOKYO and WALTHAM, MA - October 21, 2008 - NEC Corporation (NEC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of NetCracker Technology Corp. (NetCracker). NetCracker is the leading provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for Mobile, Wireline, and Cable Service Providers - helping them transform their operations to achieve increased efficiencies and deliver complex new services quickly.
This strategic acquisition underscores NEC's long-standing commitment to provide innovative solutions that enable Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to transform their businesses and rapidly deploy new infrastructure and services.
NetCracker will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC and will be led by its current management team. NetCracker will become the centerpiece of NEC's Service Provider software business, adding important products and services to NEC's portfolio of mobile and wireline infrastructure products.
"NetCracker has a distinguished record of successful OSS transformations with leading CSPs worldwide," said Mr. Kaoru Yano, President of NEC. "NetCracker's exceptional software solutions and professional services, combined with NEC's innovative offerings, will enable CSPs to accelerate their business transformations."
"Together, NEC and NetCracker will enable CSPs to succeed in today's highly competitive world and to solve complex business challenges," said Andrew Feinberg, President and CEO of NetCracker Technology. "Our combined resources will provide innovative solutions that enable our customers to transform their businesses through the optimization of telecom and IT networks, acceleration of service delivery, and monetization of content services."
NetCracker's ability to transform the Service Layer and manage Networks and IT from a single platform allows CSPs to speed the delivery of complex new services. Using NetCracker's flexible and scalable solutions, leading CSPs around the world have achieved rapid service delivery, streamlined operations, reduced costs - and created closer customer relationships.

About NEC
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at:

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About NetCracker Technology
NetCracker Technology, is the leading global Solution Company enabling Service Providers to deliver rapidly and manage effectively convergent and content-rich offerings. NetCracker delivers service and resource management through its software and implementation expertise. NetCracker's portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of product modules as well as specialized vertical solutions (such as Triple Play), all pre-integrated with the NetCracker Framework. Founded in 1993, NetCracker Technology was acquired by NEC Corporation in 2008. NetCracker Technology is headquartered in Waltham, MA, and can be reached at +1-781-419-3300 or

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.


NEC Media Contacts

Chris Shimizu

Joseph Jasper

Kosuke Yamauchi

NetCracker Media Contacts

Juliet Shavit
SmartMark Communications for NetCracker

Donna Bastien
Director of Marketing, NetCracker Technology

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