June 9, 2015 – OTTAWA, Canada. CENX, a global leader of Service Orchestration solutions for software-defined and virtualized networks, today announced that it has partnered with Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to integrate CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator as a key element of Ericsson’s global Managed Services Delivery Platform. The Cortx Service Orchestrator solution allows Ericsson’s managed service professionals to proactively monitor customers’ data connectivity services, providing real-time visibility of end-to-end circuit availability and performance, spanning multiple technologies.

CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator delivers an intuitive graphical dashboard to identify performance degradation (e.g. frame loss, latency and jitter) and simplifies the isolation of faults, significantly reducing Mean Time To Repair, increasing network availability and enhancing customer experience.

The capabilities of CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator allow Ericsson to identify degradation of Ethernet circuits before they begin to significantly impact end users of the network. It provides service delivery teams with the ability to measure Local Exchange Carriers and Alternate Access Vendors’ performance against key performance indicators and manage them in line with service level agreements.

“We are pleased to be working with Ericsson for a global go-to-market strategy with an integrated solution offering,” said Ed Ogonek, President and CEO of CENX. “This deployment has proven that Cortx Service Orchestrator is able to meet the usability, scalability and performance requirements of one of the world’s largest network operations.”

“This successful partnership is one example of how Ericsson Managed Services is continually leveraging innovative tools to serve its customer base worldwide,” concluded Jean-Claude Geha, Ericsson VP and Global Head of Managed Services Business Portfolio.

To discover how Ericsson Managed Services and CENX Service Orchestration can transform network operations, join CENX at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, July 15-17th.

About CENX

CENX provides Service Orchestration solutions that automate the entire lifecycle of advanced data services in software-defined networks, bridging physical and virtualized network functions. We harness the power of big data, distributed virtualized computing, and real-time analytics to orchestrate and assure services dynamically across multiple network technologies and providers. CENX solutions are deployed by service providers worldwide to create new revenue streams, gain service agility, reduce operational costs, and deliver quality-assured data services. www.cenx.com

About Ericsson

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.