Ericsson signs agreement for multi-vendor interoperability in OSS
Further to the Huawei and NSN agreement, an earlier cooperation agreement with Ericsson has also now been invoked for OSSii. This party (Huawei, NSN, Ericsson)agreement comes on the back of Huawei acquiring Fastwire and indicating an intention to extend their OSS offerings to customers.
Ericsson’s official statement reads as follows:
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.