Ericsson, Nokia & Huawei Agree to Add MANO & IMS to OSS interoperability initiative (OSSii)

Ericsson, Nokia & Huawei Agree to Add MANO & IMS to OSS interoperability initiative (OSSii) Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia have signed an extended MoU on OSS interoperability initiative(OSSii) to include additional scope to the original framework. The OSSii was started in May 2013 with the objectives of enabling ad simplifying interoperability between OSS systems, reducing overall OSS integration costs and enabling shorter time-to-market.

The new MoU adds Management and Orchestration (MANO) interfaces and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) domains to the original agreement.

MANO is an ETSI-defined framework for the management and orchestration of resources in a cloud data center. IMS is a core network solution that delivers rich real-time communication services such as HD voice and Wi-Fi calling, for consumer and business users over any access network and for any device type.

Martin Sillen, Head of Network Analytics, Product Line Network Management, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson
Extending the OSSii scope demonstrates the strength of Ericsson's support for multi-vendor interoperability. We are committed to building on the success that the initiative has already achieved to help operators optimize their network operations and meet the demands of the Networked Society.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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