Huawei and Ascom Agree to Cooperate Under the OSS Interoperability Initiative (OSSii)

[Shenzhen, China, June 22, 2015] Huawei today announced that it 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 agreement between Huawei and Ascom is in alignment with the principles outlined in the OSS Interoperability Initiative (OSSii). In 2013, Huawei, Nokia Networks and Ericsson launched the initiative for OSSii. 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 Vendor (ISV).

The signing of agreement between Huawei and Ascom represents an important milestone for ISVs and Huawei. 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.

Jiang Wangcheng, President of Huawei's OSS & Services, Wireless Networks Business Unit said, "We are happy that a leading independent software vendor such as Ascom has joined Huawei in the OSSii. Huawei is committed to providing its customers with the means to fully capitalize on the best OSS solutions available. We look forward to continued cooperation with Ascom as part of the OSSii."

"Our customers have clearly communicated that support for Huawei network interfaces in our products is a 'must-have' requirement. We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Huawei that allows Ascom to provide our customers with the level of support that is expected from TEMS products and from an industry leader such as Huawei", noted Erik Tarnvik, Ascom Network Testing CTO.

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