Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Anite have signed an agreement under which Ericsson will license its OSS interfaces for integration with Anite’s data analytics platforms products.
Anite is a global leader in wireless network testing technology. Customers include mobile device, chipset and network equipment manufacturers, along with operators, regulators and independent test houses. In August 2015, Anite was acquired by Keysight Technologies, based in US.
The agreement is in alignment with the principles outlined in the OSS Interoperability Initiative (OSSii). Initiated by Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei in May 2013, this industry-wide initiative promotes OSS interoperability between different vendor equipment through the exposure of OSS interfaces and network data.
OSSii enables pre-verification of products for new network releases and provides lifecycle management for interfaces. It also allows OSSii partners and third parties to support network releases without lengthy integration projects.
Fredrik Gessler, Head of Network Analytics and Management, Ericsson, says: "Our license agreement with Anite reinforces Ericsson’s commitment to supporting interoperability and desire to provide flexibility for our customers. OSSii enables this by delivering integration efficiencies, faster time-to-market and lower integration costs."
Jussi Lemiläinen, Senior Vice President Data Analytics Solutions at Anite Network Testing, says. “Ability to access Ericsson’s OSS interfaces is a greatly sought after feature in the market. With their strong position in our customer base, access to data like call-traces enables us to generate valuable analysis information to operators. More accurate data gives more accurate analysis enabling better optimization and ultimately improved user experience for end-users.”
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