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ITU-T Study Group 4 Telecommunication Management. David J. Sidor. Contents. Terms of reference Highlights of achievements Telecommunication Management Collaboration: FGs / JCA Future work Supplemental slides. Terms of Reference.

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  • Terms of reference
  • Highlights of achievements
  • Telecommunication Management Collaboration: FGs / JCA
  • Future work
  • Supplemental slides
terms of reference
Terms of Reference
  • Responsible for studies regarding the management of telecommunication services, networks, and equipment, including support for next-generation networks (NGN) and the application and evolution of the telecommunication management network (TMN) framework.
  • Additionally, it is responsible for other telecommunication management studies relating to designations, transport-related operations procedures, and test and measurement techniques and instrumentation.
  • Lead SG for Telecommunication Management
highlights of achievements i
Highlights of achievements (I)
  • Evolved TMN multi-paradigm framework to support NGN management based on updated eTOM business processes
    • Generated NGN management architecture and requirements (M.3060)
    • Specified C2B/B2B NGN service assurance; also NGN SLA and appointment management
    • Led harmonization of SG 13’s NGN accounting management with 3GPP and ATIS solutions
    • Harmonized multi-organizational NGN requirements and their traceability
highlights of achievements i i
Highlights of achievements (II)
  • Continued to emphasize the definition of management information regardless of the underlying interface technology
    • Harmonized M.3020 requirements and protocol-neutral information modeling methodology with its 3GPP equivalent
    • Created protocol-neutral version of M.3100 generic network information model (M.3160)
    • Adopted two parts of the TM Forum’s Shared Information and Data model (M.3190)
highlights of achievements i ii
Highlights of achievements (III)
  • In collaboration with ATIS, initiated major new security-related work
    • Specified security of management interfaces (M.3016 series)
    • Specified functional requirements for security management systems (M.3410)
  • Generated Ethernet over Transport requirements and a protocol-neutral information model (Q.840.1) harmonized with MEF
highlights of achievements i v
Highlights of achievements (IV)
  • Updated M.1400 and M.1401 inter-operator designation definitions
  • Generated a set of human-computer data specifications (M.1402-5)
  • Refined and expanded the set of test and measuring specifications, including support for OTN (O.173, O.182), SDH (O.172), and O.211 (IP)
telecommunication management collaboration i
Telecommunication Management Collaboration (I)
  • As Lead SG for Telecommunication Management, tracked related SG activities
  • Established partnerships and collaborative activities with SGs and other standards organizations to achieve SG 4 goals
    • Focus Group on Human Machine Interfaces
    • Focus Group on Multi-technology Network Management
    • NGN Management Focus Group
    • JCA on Management
telecommunication management collaboration ii
Telecommunication Management Collaboration (II)
  • Under a collaboration agreement between the ITU-T and the TM Forum, two focus groups were established
    • For HMI: Transformed TM Forum human machine interface specifications into ITU-T Recommendations (Z.371, Z.372)
    • For transport management: Produced SOA-based CORBA conformance specifications (Q.816.2, X.780.2) to allow the adoption of TM Forum Multi-Technology Network Management (M.3170 series)
telecommunication management collaboration iii
Telecommunication Management Collaboration (III)
  • NGN Management Focus Group (NGNMFG)
    • Produced the NGN Management Specification Roadmap, a compendium of approved and emerging management interface specifications developed by the ITU-T and other SDOs and forums that were judged relevant to support the management of ITU-T’s NGN.
    • Identified, stimulated, and tracked the harmonization of overlapping management specifications
    • Identified management specification gaps
telecommunication management collaboration iv
Telecommunication Management Collaboration (IV)
  • Joint Coordination Activity on Management
    • Facilitates work assignments among involved SGs and coordination among other relevant SDOs/forums
    • Continues and expands the harmonization and gap analysis of management interface specifications begun by the NGNMFG
    • Includes key representatives of SGs, SDOs, and forums
future work
Future Work
  • Focus on interfaces between management systems and network elements and between management systems
  • Continue management collaborative activities with SGs and other SDOs/forums, including sponsorship of JCA on Management
  • Transfer test and measurement of transmission equipment activities to transport-oriented SG
supplemental slides
Supplemental Slides
  • Management team
  • Structure
  • Statistics
  • Others (if any)…
study group structure
Study Group Structure
  • WP1: Designations, peformance, and test equipment
  • WP2: Common telecommunication management capabilities
  • WP3:Telecommunication management information models and protocols
  • Telecommunication management collaboration focus groups for
    • Human Machine Interfaces
    • Multi-technology Network Management
    • NGN Management
  • Joint Coordination Activity on Management
statistics i
Statistics (I)
  • 6 SG meetings held
    • Also 1 WP meeting
    • Multiple Rapporteur level meetings, most as electronic meetings and many using collaborative software
  • 114 contributions received
  • 1316 TDs handled
  • Average of 58 SG participants, low of 44 at Feb07 meeting, high of 65 at Sept05 meeting
statistics ii
Statistics (II)
  • 29 new Recommendations approved
  • 18 existing Recommendations amended/revised
  • 2 new and 2 revised M-Series Supplements developed
  • 4 Implementers’ Guides approved
  • 12 Questions assigned by WTSA-04
  • One Question revised during study period
  • 13 Questions proposed for next period
    • All current Questions: continue with revisions
    • 2 new
  • Telecommunication Management and Operations Support Systems
    • 22-23 May 2006
    • Beijing, China
    • > 150 participants from 14 countries
  • To Vice Chairmen Cherkesov, Qi, and Fujii and WP Chairs Mak and Caryer for their guidance on the Management Team
  • To my TSB partners for their support: Messrs Hill and Jones and Madame Kurakova
  • To all those SG 4 leaders and editors that contributed so much of their time and effort to progress SG 4’s primary deliverables, its Recommendations.
  • To all those SG 4 leaders and editors (and their sponsors) that will continue to volunteer their time and effort for the next study period.
david j sidor
David J. Sidor
  • David Sidor has been involved in ITU-T standardization activities since 1980. He became active in SGs 4 and 11 TMN activities in 1987 and led the generation and served as editor of various TMN Recommendations. Since 1991, he has represented Nortel Networks (USA) and served as the chairman of the ITU-T Joint Coordination Group on TMN, SG 4 WP chairman, and SG 4 chairman since 1996.
  • Under his chairmanship, SG 4 first changed TMN into a multi-paradigm framework by embracing market-supported IT and IP-based technologies and then evolved TMN framework to support NGN, realigned its mission to emphasize the definition of management information regardless of the underlying interface technology, and established partnerships and collaborative activities with other standards organizations to achieve its goals, including sponsorship of relevant focus groups and a JCA.