The NGN Management Focus Group (NGNMFG)
is seeking more input from service providers and network operators in order to
build a more accurate roadmap of needs and existing specifications for NGN
management. The group presenting version 2 of its roadmap at the May meeting
of Study Group 4, in Beijing,
changed its terms of reference to reflect the need.
While roadmap V1 identified NGN management
specifications from ITU-T as well as other standards making organizations, V2
provides gap analysis and pinpoints areas that can benefit from better
harmonization. Recognizing a gap in managing new functions tying the NGN
transport stratum to the service stratum, V2 sees the addition of management of
IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) and NGN transport technologies like ASON
(automatic switched optical network) and Ethernet.
The roadmap can be found here.