Huawei, Ascom team up thru OSS Interoperability Initiative

Staff writer
B/OSS Asia

Huawei has signed an agreement with Ascom to license its network infrastructure interfaces for integration with Ascom TEMS Discovery network optimization products.

The agreement ensures that Huawei will provide full support to Ascom TEMS Discovery for their integration with the relevant Huawei products.

The deal is in alignment with the principles outlined in the OSS Interoperability Initiative (OSSii), which Huawei, Nokia Networks and Ericsson launched in 2013.

The initiative aims to simplify interoperability between OSS systems in a multi-vendor environment, which will provide simplified, multi-lateral access to interfaces that have previously been restricted to proprietary use.

With this agreement, Huawei has opened the door to license its OSSii interfaces to independent software vendors (ISV). Huawei is willing to cooperate with more ISVs to facilitate the integration of northbound interfaces, shorten the time to market for ISV products and provide the necessary integration services.

"Our customers have clearly communicated that support for Huawei network interfaces in our products is a 'must-have' requirement,” said Erik Tarnvik, Ascom Network Testing CTO.

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