Huawei promises return on investment boost with new OSS service

Huawei said a new service-driven offering covering operation support systems (OSS) can boost operators' return on investment and operational efficiency in the sector.

The Chinese vendor said its OSS-as-a-Service product will also help operators and communication service providers (CSPs) to increase the agility of their service, in a bid to unleash the full potential of their OSS infrastructure. Huawei added that the service has already been deployed by a major telecom group across its 20-plus operator businesses in the Middle East and Africa.

In a statement, Huawei explained that its new product comprises a mix of business and delivery models for OSS capabilities, and is designed to be deployed as part of multi-year service relationships. OSS-as-a-Service provides operators and CSPs with use cases aligned to maximise value rather than being aligned to functions, and adapts centralised operations and governance to achieve the best possible synergies rather than working on isolated operations.

The vendor added that its new service offers global practices and operations processes that work with the software of OSS set-ups, and seeks to offer the best architectural alignment between hardware, software packages, and third-party software to cut the pressure related to operators' maintenance of platforms.

Anil Rao, senior analyst at Analysis Mason, said the new Huawei service enables "CSPs to realise immediate benefits of operational efficiency and CAPEX/OPEX reduction," while also offering "a strong foundation for CSPs to stay competitive and relevant in the digital economy."

Huawei said that in the case of the Middle East and Africa deployment, its OSS set-up enabled the operator to transform its legacy systems into a centralised private OSS cloud that is managed by the Chinese vendor. The rollout also provided the operator with "comprehensive global practices and use cases," while improving the operator's "efficiency and service quality".

The vendor added that it completed the deployment of OSS-as-a-Service within 12 months.

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