Major vendors ink OSS initiative

Vendors agree to boost interoperability between their OSS systems
The deal will improve value for operators.
The deal will improve value for operators.


Telecoms vendors Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks have signed an agreement to work towards making their OSS (operation support systems) interfaces interoperable.

The companies have agreed to cross-licence OSS interfaces for multi-vendor network management, which will give a far greater degree of interoperability than is currently achievable.

The agreement, which the vendors referred to as the memorandum of understanding for OSS interoperability initiative (OSSii), will help telecom operators simplify network operations and reduce costs.

Each MoU signatory is committing to enter into reciprocal cross-license agreements that will cover fault, performance, configuration and a basic set of network event-trace related northbound interfaces, to the radio access, circuit core and packet core OSS, that directly connects to telecom network equipment. Each MoU signatory is also committing to offer interoperability testing services.

The OSS Interface licencing and interoperability testing will also be offered to third-party OSS vendors.
“OSSii shows the industry commitment to reducing OSS interoperability costs. It will stimulate innovation in network management, and cut cost for our customers, which is great,” said Thomas Norén, VP and head of product area radio, Ericsson.

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