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Press Release -- May 13th, 2013
Source: Huawei

Huawei signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for OSS Interoperability Initiative (OSSii)

[Shenzhen, China, May 13, 201]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, today announced the signing of a MoU for an Operations Support System Interoperability Initiative (OSSii) along with other major telco network management OSS players Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks.

The OSSii aims to simplify interoperability between OSS systems in a multi-vendor environment. The initiative will provide easy access to interfaces that earlier were subject to restricted use, and will enable interoperability testing services to a wider community. The parties’ general guiding principles for the OSSii are openness, fairness, reasonableness and non-discriminatory treatment.

Industrywide interoperability between different vendor OSS systems will reduce OSS integration costs, simplify overall network management, and enable shorter time-to-market for new services. By enabling the implementation of “up-front” multi-vendor OSS interoperability, OSSii will also target the promotion of healthy, win-win competition for network-level OSS systems.

While all three initiating OSSii companies have agreed to cross-license their OSS interfaces for multi-vendor network management, cross-licensing and interoperability testing opportunities will also be offered for third-party OSS vendors and other network equipment providers.

Reciprocal agreements between the three initiating vendors will cover fault, performance, configuration, and basic network event management for the northbound interfaces from Radio Access, Circuit Core and Packet Core network management systems.

Mr. Jiang Wangcheng, President of Huawei’s OSS & Service Wireless Networks Business Unit said: “We at Huawei believe the OSSii agreement will greatly forward OSS development, and will provide operators in all markets the ability to fully capitalize on the best OSS solutions available. We are also extremely happy to take part in such an important initiative that takes transparency, openness and fairness as its guiding values.”

More details on OSSii can be found in the MoU dated May 13, 2013 on A list of the relevant contact partners as well as Q&A documents can also be found on the online portal.

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