Ericsson signs OSS interoperability agreement with NSN and Huawei

Ericsson has signed technology license agreements with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Huawei for multi-vendor interoperability, to simplify operators’ use of Operations Support Systems (OSS).

In signing these license agreements, Ericsson furthers 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 reasonable terms and conditions.

This allows Ericsson and other vendors to develop and sell network management products and services based on each other’s OSS-interfaces. As part of the initiative Ericsson will provide a remote service for interoperability testing.

Thomas Noren, vice president and head of Product Area Radio, Ericsson said, “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.”

During Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson is showing world-leading technology and service capabilities and innovations.

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