Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia have agreed to commence negotiations over extending the operation support system interoperability initiative to cover 5G technology.
The vendors aim to simplify interoperability between OSS compatible with 5G networks, in order to reduce overall OSS integration costs and shorted time to market for 5G.
Under the agreement, the vendors will also explore simplifying integration capabilities in operators' OSS to better support multi-vendor deployments supporting intelligent and autonomous technologies.
The OSSii was initiated by Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia in 2013, and has 16 participating companies - ZTE, Cisco, Netscout, Anite, Astellia, Forsk, Persistent, Cellwize, Exfo, CommProve, Empirix, Viavi, Septier Communication, InfoVista, Keysight Technologies, and Radcom.
“The extension of OSSii that covers 5G network will help to accelerate 5G network deployment and commercialization,” Huawei president of mobile network automation Lin Guixiao said.
“Huawei is deeply committed to the initiative. We believe the initiative could provide support to enable scenario based automation, simplify the integration between intelligent 5G network and Multi-Vendor operator’s OSS system."
"Extending the OSSii MoU scope with 5G demonstrates the strength of Ericsson's support for multi-vendor interoperability,” added Ericsson head of technology strategy for OSS Ignacio Más.
“We fully support and are committed to, the initiative that has helped service providers globally to leverage advancements in telco networks and meet the demands for optimization across their networks.”