Study Group 4 meets this week in Geneva.
The Study Group looks at the interfaces that sit between management systems and
network elements, as well as interfaces between management systems.
Sidor, Chairman of SG 4 said prior to the meeting, a key focus will be
progressing NGN related specifications and also harmonization of
standardization efforts across different standards making bodies. Sidor said
that itís important to identify the overlaps between these bodies in order to
avoid duplication of work and ensure that industryís best needs are served. In
this way he said industry ends up with one rather than multiple solutions.
that will be discussed in terms of this harmonization is the charging and
billing for services in next-generation networks (NGN). Another is in the area
of specifications for management of Ethernet based networks.
possible consent at the meeting is M.3060, a proposed ITU-T Recommendation
covering the principles of NGN management.
the meeting the NGN Management Focus Group will report on its activities in
particular on the NGN management specification roadmap, a document which
identifies the various existing, or work-in-progress specifications for NGN
management. These specifications are not necessarily ITU-T Recommendations, but
could come from any other standards making body.