NetNumber Successfully Demonstrates NFV Interoperability

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NetNumber TITAN Completes Evaluation Organized by NIA, Light Reading and EANTC

NetNumber’s virtual test probe interoperated well with participating NFVIs.

NetNumber announced today it has successfully completed the initial NFVI-VNF Interoperability Evaluation Phase 1 organized by the New IP Agency (NIA), Light Reading and EANTC. NetNumber submitted and tested its centralized signaling and routing control (CSRC) platform, TITAN. Results from the test are available on Light Reading (see!-nfv-interop-evaluation-results/d/d-id/719675?).

“We were delighted to have NetNumber on board for the NFVI-FNV VNF Interoperability Evaluation Phase 1. These tests underscore our commitment to validating product features that meet the evolving requirements for global IP networks,” said Carsten Rossenhoevel, managing director of EANTC. “NetNumber’s virtual test probe interoperated well with participating NFVIs, proving that service provider-grade IP test solutions are successfully virtualized alongside VNF and helping operators to move expertise in signaling provides a unique perspective on the challenges operators face as they virtualize core network functions. We are confident this testing effort with companies such as NetNumber will assist in moving virtualization from the test labs to real-world deployments by operators.”

NetNumber TITAN is a common, virtualized infrastructure for all signaling control, routing policy enforcement and subscriber database services in the network. It uniquely delivers centralized provisioning and management combined with powerful distributed, in-memory database replication technology, combined with more than 15 virtual network functions, delivering all signal processing and policy enforcement to optimal locations in an operator’s network. Today, TITAN is deployed on more than 350 servers across five continents. Its robust subscriber data management capability supports more than 200 billion transactions per month.

“Operators have embraced virtualization due to the inherent benefits of cost savings and ease of deployment and management of network resources,” said Kim Gibbons, chief marketing officer, NetNumber. “However, the lack of tangible and objective information about how network components from various vendors interwork has slowed the transition from proof of concept to real world deployment. Interoperability tests such as the one conducted by the NIA, Light Reading and EANTC are critical to progressing this transition. NetNumber is excited to have demonstrated how TITAN can operate within multi-vendor virtual environments, and to share our expertise in signaling to help accelerate the transition to NFV.”

About NetNumber
NetNumber, Inc. brings 15 years of experience delivering innovative signaling control solutions that enable carriers to accelerate implementation of new services across multiple generations of networks, while dramatically simplifying the core network and reducing operating costs. Today, we are the leading provider of Centralized Signaling and Routing Control (CSRC) solutions to the global communications industry.

About NIA
The New IP Agency (NIA) ( is a not-for profit independent initiative providing information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks.

EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991. Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC's proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies.

About Light Reading
Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents.

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