Huawei has announced the signing of a prolongation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Operations Support System Interoperability Initiative (OSSii) along with other major telco network equipment players – Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks. The new MoU extents the duration and scope of OSSii to interfaces from IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) domain and MANO.
This milestone promotes integration of northbound interfaces from the core network and virtualized networks and facilitates multi-vendor interoperability for operations support system (OSS). The incorporation will further reduce time and costs required for multi-vendor interoperability for new services such as VoLTE.
Ms Yan Ye, GM of SingleOSS field of Huawei Cloud Core Network said: “As LTE and VoLTE rapidly develop, the integration period and costs for IMS interoperability become a key focus for operators. As a major player in the OSS field, we are committed to reduce customers’ operational costs, simplifying network management, and shortening the time to market for new services introduction. OSSii will effectively unleash innovations in the network management field, improve integration efficiency, and reduce customer costs. We are happy to renew our commitment to this initiative.”
Mr Lin Guixiao, President of SingleOSS Wireless Networks Business Unit said: “We have seen a strong momentum for OSSii during the last three years in the industry. Many third party OSS vendors have signed bi-lateral license agreements with us. I am sure that the renewal and extension of our commitment will further create value for our customers and indeed the whole ecosystem.”
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