The telecommunications industry has advanced in rapid, significant, and unpredictable ways into the twenty-first century. Next Generation Telecommunications Networks, Services, and Management guides the global industry and academia even further by providing an in-depth look at current and developing trends, as well as examining the complex issues of developing, introducing, and managing cutting-edge telecommunications technologies.
This is an orchestrated set of original chapters written expressly for this book by topic experts from around the globe. It addresses next generation technologies and architectures, with the focus on networks, services, and management. Key topics include:
Opportunities and challenges of next generation telecommunications networks, services, and management
Tri/Quad Play and IP-based networks and services
Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security (FCAPS) requirements
Convergence and an important convergence vehicle, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
Next generation operations and network management architecture
Ad hoc wireless and sensor networks and their management
Next generation operations and network management standards from a strategic perspective
A defining look at the future in this field
This book will serve as a contemporary reference for the growing global community of telecommunication and information professionals in industry, government, and academia. It will be important to faculty and graduate students of telecommunications as a graduate textbook.
EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTOR BIOGRAPHIES.
CHAPTER 1 CHANGES, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES (Veli Sahin and Thomas Plevyak).
1.3 Changes, Opportunities, and Challenges.
1.4 Major Management Challenges for a Value-Added Service: Triple Shift Service.
1.5 The Grand Challenge: System Integration and Interoperability of Disjoined Islands.
1.6 Some Examples of Management System Applications.
1.7 Overview of Book Organization and Chapters.
CHAPTER 2 MANAGEMENT OF TRIPLE/QUADRUPLE PLAY SERVICES FROM A TELECOM PERSPECTIVE (Jean Craveur).
2.2 Context of Triple/Quadruple Play for Telecom Operators.
2.3 The Economic, Service, and Commercial Challenges.
2.4 The Technical Challenge.
2.5 The Operational Challenge.
2.6 The Customer Experience in Broadband Triple Play.
2.7 The Organizational Challenge.
2.11 Suggested Further Reading.
CHAPTER 3 MANAGEMENT OF TRIPLE/QUAD PLAY SERVICES FROM A CABLE PERSPECTIVE (David Jacobs).
3.2 The HFC Network.
3.3 Digital TV.
3.4 Data over Cable Service Interface Specifi cation (DOCSIS).
3.5 Cable Telephony.
3.7 Cable Futures.
CHAPTER 4 NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES, NETWORKS, AND SERVICES (Bhumip Khasnabish).
4.2 Next Generation (NG) Technologies.
4.3 Next Generation Networks (NGNs).
4.4 Next Generation Services.
4.5 Management of NG Services.
4.6 Next Generation Society.
4.7 Conclusions and Future Works/Trends.
CHAPTER 5 IMS AND CONVERGENCE MANAGEMENT (Keizo Kawakami, Kaoru Kenyoshi, and Toshiyuki Misu).
5.1 IMS Architecture.
5.2 IMS Services.
5.3 QoS Control and Authentication.
5.4 Network and Service Management for NGN.
5.5 IMS Advantages.
5.7 Suggested Further Reading.
CHAPTER 6 NEXT GENERATION OSS ARCHITECTURE (Steve Orobec).
6.2 Why Are Standards Important to OSS Architecture?
6.3 The TeleManagement Forum (TM Forum) for OSS Architecture.
6.4 Other Standards Bodies.
6.5 TM Forum's Enhanced Telecommunications Operations Map (eTOM).
6.6 Information Framework.
6.7 DMTF CIM (Distributed Task Force Management).
6.8 TIP (TM Forum's Interface Program).
6.9 NGOSS Contracts (aka Business Services).
6.10 MTOSI Case Study.
6.11 Representational State Transfer (REST) - A Silver Bullet?
6.12 Real Network Implementation of a Standard.
6.13 Business Benefit.
6.14 OSS Transition Strategies.
6.15 ETSI TISPAN and 3GPP IMS.
6.16 OSS Interaction with IMS and Subscriber Management (SuM).
6.17 NGN OSS Function/Information View Reference Model.
6.18 Designing Technology-Neutral Architectures.
6.19 UML and Domain Specific Languages (DSLs).
6.20 An Emerging Solution: The Domain Specific Language.
6.21 From Model-Driven Architecture to Model-Driven Software Design.
6.22 Other Standards Models (DMTF CIM, 3GPP, and TISPAN).
6.23 Putting Things Together: Business Services in Depth.
6.24 Building a DSL-Based Solution.
6.25 Final Thought.
CHAPTER 7 MANAGEMENT OF WIRELESS AD HOC AND SENSOR NETWORKS (Mehmet Ulema).
7.3 Functional and Physical Architectures.
7.4 Logical Architectures.
7.5 Information Architectures.
7.6 Summary and Conclusions.
CHAPTER 8 STRATEGIC STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT AND NEXT GENERATION MANAGEMENT STANDARDS (Michael Fargano).
8.2 General Standards Development Process.
8.3 Management SDO/Forum Categories.
8.4 Principles, Frameworks, and Architecture in Management Standards.
8.5 Strategic Framework for Management Standards Development.
8.6 Sampling of NGN Management Standards Areas and SDO/Forums.
8.7 Summary and Conclusions.
CHAPTER 9 FORECAST OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT (WELL) INTO THE 21ST CENTURY (Roberto Saracco).
9.1 Have We Reached the End of the Road?
9.2 "Glocal" Innovation.
9.3 Digital Storage.
9.7 Statistical Data Analyses.
9.8 Autonomic Systems.
9.9 New Networking Paradigms.
9.10 Business Ecosystems.
9.11 Internet in 2020.
9.12 Communication in 2020 (or Quite Sooner).