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NSN, Tieto establish first project with open OSS Integration Center

25 мая 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced the first pilot project with its new Integration Center launched in February 2011. Tieto, a leading European IT service company, is the first external developer to use Nokia Siemens Networks’ open platform for Operations Support System (OSS) integration for one of the operators in Europe.

The platform is based on the vendor’s network management system, NetAct. Tieto benefits from no upfront cost in using the development and testing environment while gaining access to a market of over 400 operators worldwide that use NetAct.

“Our first-hand experience of using Nokia Siemens Networks’ Integration Center as an open platform has been extremely promising,” said Ari Vanhanen, executive vice president for Product Engineering Solutions at Tieto. “Working on this powerful platform with its compelling multi-vendor capabilities makes it easier to realize and maintain fully integrated network management. The Integration Center clearly delivers an opportunity for operators to focus on their transformation projects while helping us develop integration software flexibly, cost efficiently and at a faster pace.”

“Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the few major network equipment manufacturers that continue to dominate mobile network management systems and equipment markets,” said Glen Ragoonanan, senior analyst, Analysys Mason. “While other companies have concentrated on single-vendor, multi-domain, multi-technology network management systems, Nokia Siemens Networks stands out as the only vendor to aggressively pursue the challenging multi-vendor route for NetAct.”

“OSS transformation is a crucial task for operators to maintain their competitive edge, manage end-to-end service quality and enhance the customer experience,” added Shamir Shoham, head of product management for Business Solutions at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our Integration Center supports this transformation by driving an ecosystem of service providers and system integrators that have the means to handle network integration tasks faster and more effectively.”

Nokia Siemens Networks’ Integration Center comprises a software development kit and a public, cloud-based test environment to enable fast integration of different types of software and hardware platforms into its NetAct network management system. With online documentation support available, the system is presented as a web 2.0 application with e-mail support, instructional videos and other aids. Operators and independent system integrators simply need to get a license to use the full Integration Center. While developing software for operators, system integrators retain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of their integration work and are able to offer it to other customers.

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