tech:

taffy

Nokia Siemens, Ericsson, Huawei Start OSS Interoperability Initiative

Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson and Huawei have initiated and signed a MoU for an Operations Support System Interoperability Initiative (OSSii).

The OSSii aims to simplify interoperability between OSS systems in a multi-vendor environment. The initiative is expected to provide easy access to interfaces that earlier were subject to restricted use, and enable interoperability testing services to a wider community. The parties’ general guiding principles for the OSSii are openness, fairness, reasonableness and non-discriminatory treatment.  

The reciprocal agreement will cover fault, performance, configuration and basic network event and trace management for the northbound interfaces from Radio Access, Circuit Core and Packet Core network management systems. Under the terms of the MoU, the signing parties are committing to bilateral cross licensing agreements for multi-vendor network management.

The cross-licensing and interoperability testing is open for third-party OSS vendors by joining the OSSii.

[Image courtesy: OSSii]

Also see:

TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

TransUnion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by GIC.

Huvr raises $5M

Huvr, a cloud-based industrial asset management solution company, has raised $5 million.

American Express acquires fintech company Kabbage

American Express has entered into an agreement to acquire Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides cash flow management solutions to small businesses.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Equifax acquires Ansonia

Equifax has acquired Ansonia, a provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable data used by financial institutions, creditors, and businesses focused on the transportation and logistics industries.