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Navigator Network Control Suite


See clearly,
act with insight

Charting the right course for your network is critical to maximize its performance and achieve your operational goals.  Meet your guide to multi-layer, multi-vendor network optimization: Navigator Network Control SuiteTM(NCS). Navigator NCS (formerly MCP) gives you comprehensive visibility from one point of control—so you can gain the insight you need to take decisive action.

Navigator Network Control Suite benefits

Unified multi-layer, multi-vendor view

Drive operational efficiencies by simplifying and accelerating planning, provisioning, and assurance workflows across multi-layer infrastructure with Navigator NCS’ centralized, accurate view of the state of multi-vendor optical, Ethernet, and IP infrastructure.

Network performance optimization

Utilize Navigator Intelligent Apps—Liquid Spectrum™, Adaptive IP™ Apps, Multi-layer Operations, and PlannerPlus—to optimize
multi-layer network performance from the photonic layer to the IP layer and extract the most value from your infrastructure investment.

Automated network operations

Leverage Navigator NCS open APIs and Emulation Cloud to integrate easily with operational support systems (OSS) and streamline and automate end-to-end workflows, reducing OPEX.

Meet Navigator Network Control Suite

Navigator NCS is comprised of a powerful Multi-layer Controller, Intelligent Apps for AI-driven insights, and Emulation Cloud for rapid integration testing.

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Navigator Hosted Service

Save time and money gaining flexibility, reliability, and security

This premium, cloud-based service is deployed, managed, and maintained by our experts in dedicated  hosted infrastructure based on your network configuration and functional needs. It provides full access and control of Navigator NCS features without the burden and risk of managing the IT infrastructure and software yourself.


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