Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson and Huawei Agree on OSS Interoperability

Operations Support Systems Interoperability Initiative was founded in May 2013 to promote OSS interoperability between different OSS vendor’s equipment. The initiative was taken by three major vendors Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks by signing a MoU to enable utilization of OSS innovations across the industry.

The objectives of OSSii include enabling easier interoperability between OSS systems, reducing overall OSS integration costs and enabling shorter time-to-market. The reciprocal agreement will also cover fault, performance, configuration and basic network event and trace management for the northbound interfaces from Radio Access, Circuit Core and Packet Core network management systems. Under the terms of the MoU, the signing parties are committing to bilateral cross licensing agreements for multi-vendor network management.

“The OSS marketplace is a patchwork of standards and proprietary interfaces that are controlled by the IPR owners. With cross-license agreements, we want to help operators take full advantage of the best available products in our industry,” said Peter Patomella, head of operations support systems (OSS) business at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Openness and fairness have been the guiding principles in the agreement of the OSS Interoperability Initiative.”

The full MoU can be read here.

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