Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has renewed its commitment to the OSS interoperability initiative (OSSii) by signing an extended memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei and Nokia (NYSE:NOK).
Initiated by the three companies in May 2013, the OSSii is intended to promote interoperability among different OSS vendors' equipment. It aims to enable operators to simplify network operations, reduce overall integration costs and accelerate time-to-market for new services.
The new MoU adds management and orchestration (MANO) interfaces and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) domains to the original OSSii 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 for real-time communication services, such as HD voice and WiFi calling, for consumer and business users over any access network and for any device type.