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Press Release -- February 24th, 2014
Source: Huawei
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Huawei Helps Operators Lower Multi-Vendor Integration Cost and Speeds Up Time to Market for Services by Signing a mutual Technology License Agreement with Ericsson

[Shenzhen, China, February 24, 2014]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the signing of a technology license agreement for the Operations Support System Interoperability Initiative (OSSii) with Ericsson.

The agreement marks an important milestone for the emergence of commercial OSSii solutions that facilitate OSS interoperability between multiple vendors. The agreement means operators can choose the best available OSS solutions without needing to waste time and resources negotiating between the OSS vendors to resolve integration issues.

Time-to-market for multi-vendor OSS solutions will be dramatically shortened and costs will decrease; common problems associated with current multi-vendor OSS integration will be significantly alleviated. The end result for operators is reduced operation costs, improved operation efficiency, and more flexible network management in multi-vendor environments.

The terms of the agreement state:

  • Huawei and Ericsson will mutually license their respective Element Management System (EMS) interfaces.
  • Each vendor will provide each other with pre-integration testing services and will deliver its own OSS software with OSSii support for deployment in multi-vendor environments.
  • Both vendors have the right to develop, manufacture and sell OSSii integration as part of their respective OSS systems.

More details on OSSii can be found on www.ossii.info, as well as information on other agreements signed between vendors.

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