Category Archives: EMS/NMS/OSS

Introduction to Network Fault Management

Introduction Fault management (FM) is usually mentioned as the first concern in network management. Its main role is to ensure high availability of a network. Hence, it involves procedures to automatically detect, notify the occurrence of a fault and isolate the  root cause … Continue reading

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Optical Network Management Concepts -2

<<< Optical Network Management Concepts -1 Optical Network Structure and Terminology An Optical Network (Fig. B) is formed by one or more Subnetworks connected by network Links, providing end-to-end service to one or more Customers. Each subnetwork is administered by … Continue reading

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Optical Network Management Concepts -1

<<<Optical Network Management This technical report serves as a short introduction to the terminology and concepts behind practical optical network management. It defines terminology like EMS, ME, PTP, CTP, Subnetwork, Subnetwork connection, Topological Link, PGP, Equipment, Equipment Holder, Route, Cross-Connect … Continue reading

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Optical Network Management

The Optical Network Management System should  provide ‘seamless,end-to-end network management of an entire transport network and should reduce the need  for manual intervention in managing global networks. Circuits should be provisioned from a single-seat management location, without complex manual provisioning … Continue reading

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Taxonomy of the OSS

Billing – Retail Billing Systems Billing is the process responsible for the production of timely and accurate bills. But billing systems also process customer payments and collections, handle customer inquiries about bills, resolve billing problems, provide information about billing status, … Continue reading

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NGOSS Vs OSS/J

NGOSS (New Generation Operations Systems and Software): 1) The NGOSS program has focused on the business and systems aspects of OSS-solution delivery (essentially the problem and solution statement) 2) The NGOSS initiative has delivered business-process and system frameworks, methodologies, UML … Continue reading

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Java in Telecommunications – Telemangement Forum and OSS/J

By Gero Vermaas Source:http://blog.xebia.com/2007/04/19/java-in-telecommunications-–-telemangement-forum-and-ossj/comment-page-1/#comment-8950 As promised in the first post in this series, we’ll now zoom in on the Telemanagement Forum (TMF) and OSS/J. This post will be a bit theoretical, but I promise that the next one will be … Continue reading

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