Netrounds Joins Ciena’s Blue Orbit SDN/NFV Ecosystem to Drive Automation with Active Test and Assurance

Netrounds and Ciena partner work together to ensure network operators can assure full service lifecycle with programmable solution.

Lulea, Sweden, August 24, 2016 --( Netrounds, a leading provider of innovative, software-based test and assurance tools for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), announced today that it has joined Ciena’s Blue Orbit SDN and NFV Ecosystem. Part of Ciena’s Blue Planet division, the ecosystem is comprised of industry partners who are focused on delivering real-world, multi-vendor solutions for next-generation networks.

Netrounds’ active test and assurance platform will be integrated with Ciena’s Blue Planet orchestration solution to allow network operators and CSPs to deploy a programmable assurance solution that can be easily integrated in automation loops and provide multi-layer support for business critical network services. The demand for Blue Planet integration is driven by operators ready to take advantage of market opportunities with agile service creation and deliver assured services to their subscribers.

"As the degree of virtualization increases within our customers’ networks, the importance of deploying a software-based, automated test and assurance solution that can dynamically assure the full service lifecycle becomes imperative. This proven integration with Ciena's Blue Planet allows CSPs to utilize Netrounds’ complete API to automate end-to-end assurance in their networks, decreasing operational and capital expenditures by reducing the need for support and field visits, as well as reducing the need for proprietary, single-service test equipment,” says Mats Nordlund, CEO & Co-founder of Netrounds.

“Our collaboration with Netrounds will tackle one of the industry’s key challenges, namely service automation and assurance in a software-defined, virtual network environment. Coupling Blue Planet’s multi-vendor, multi-domain, intelligent orchestration with Netrounds' active, API-driven, test and monitoring solutions will help operators to address these challenges and allow for active, real-time monitoring throughout the full service lifecycle," said Jim Brinksma, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Blue Planet Division, Ciena.

To learn more about how Netrounds is assuring CSP networks as they transform from physical to virtual infrastructure, visit Contact to schedule a product demo or visit us at Network Virtualization and SDN Asia in Singapore, September 27-28.

About Netrounds
Founded in 2007, Netrounds provides innovative, software-based network performance and service assurance solutions that help telecom operators to enhance the end-user experience of IP-based services such as Internet, TV, voice and other quality-demanding business services. Its solutions are used by more than 270 network operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide. Netrounds is headquartered in Lulea, Sweden, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Stockholm, Sweden. For further information, please visit
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