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Question 13/11

Question 13/11 – Monitoring parameters for protocols and emerging networks
(Continuation of Question 9/11)

Motivation

The NGN is making the transition from concept to practical implementation. Many operators have already implemented substantial NGN segments. In addition to NGN the emerging networks are machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-oriented communication (MOC), ubiquitous sensor networks (USN), Internet of things (IoT), smart ubiquitous network (SUN) and smart device communication (SDC).

As the experience of digital network operation showed, one of the most important system functions was the monitoring of SS7 parameters. Recommendation ITU‑T Q.752 is used by operators worldwide for monitoring the digital network.

The problem today is to monitor devices and network security. The NGN monitoring system would be based on the evolution of the principles behind the monitoring of SS7. The monitoring of signalling in mixed packet/digital public telecommunication networks and devices could be the main authentic information source for operations dealing with this network and devices as well as QoS.
Standardization of the NGN monitoring system parameters will give operators and administrations monitoring information that is compatible and comparable across network segments and devices. Moreover, it could be useful to help resolve points of disagreement.
In the 2013-2016 study period, concrete recommendations for monitoring parameters should be developed for:

  • service level agreements performance monitoring subsystem;
  • application server monitoring subsystem;
  • hardware faults and reconfiguring procedures monitoring subsystem;
  • emerging networks devices monitoring subsystem;
  • emerging networks application and service monitoring subsystem
  • security monitoring subsystem.
Question
Study items to be considered include, but are not limited to:
  • What is the parameter set for a service level agreement performance monitoring subsystem?
  • What is the parameter set for an application server monitoring subsystem?
  • What is the parameter set for a hardware faults and reconfiguring procedures monitoring subsystem?
  • What is the parameter set for the emerging networks devices?
  • What is the parameter set for emerging networks application and service monitoring subsystem?
  • What is the parameter set for the network security?
  • What is the parameter set for the information security?

Tasks

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • development of a service level agreements performance monitoring subsystem parameter set and methodology for its measurement;
  • development of a service level application server monitoring subsystem parameter set and methodology for its measurement;
  • development of a service level hardware faults and reconfiguring procedures monitoring subsystem parameter set and methodology for its measurement;
  • development of an emerging network devices monitoring subsystem parameter set and methodology for its measurement;
  • development of an emerging networks application and service monitoring subsystem parameter set and methodology for its measurement;
  • development of a security monitoring subsystem parameter set and methodology for its measurement.

An up-to-date status of work under this Question is contained in the SG 11 work programme
(http://itu.int/ITU-T/workprog/wp_search.aspx?Q=13/11)

Relationships

Recommendations

  • ITU‑T Q, Y, H, I, M and F-series

Questions

  • 1/11, 2/11, 4/11, 7/11, 10/11 and 12/11

Study groups

  • ITU‑T SG 13 on NGN and emerging networks architecture
  • ITU‑T SG 16 on multimedia services and applications

Standardization bodies

  • IETF, ETSI and IEEE
  • Regional SDOs and other organizations dealing with NGN

 

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