Ericsson, NSN and Huawei Sign OSS Interoperability Agreement
Published on: 23rd Feb 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Ericsson Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Huawei have signed technology license agreements for multi vendor interoperability covering Operations Support Systems (OSS).
In signing these license agreements, the companies aim to expand on the goals of the Operations Support Systems interoperability initiative (OSSii).
OSSii is an initiative led by major network vendors (Ericsson, NSN and Huawei), which aims to facilitate the interoperability between network management systems from different vendors. OSSii is promoting competition for network-level OSS systems by reducing the overall integration costs, as well as speeding up the time to market for new services.
The licenses will be available to other OSS vendors on what the company's called reasonable terms and conditions.
As part of the initiative Ericsson will provide a remote service for interoperability testing.
Thomas Norén, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio, Ericsson says: "This initiative marks a positive step towards improving efficiency in the fragmented OSS market. By signing these agreements, we will achieve our goal of stimulating innovation in network management, as well as reducing costs for our customers."