Recommendation ITU-T G.7710/Y.1701 addresses the equipment management functions (EMFs) inside a transport network element that are common to multiple technologies. For example, common applications are described for date and time, fault management, configuration management, account management, performance management and security management. These applications result in the specification of common EMF functions and their requirements.

The 2019 revision of this Recommendation has incorporated the following:

Recommendation ITU-T G.7710/Y.1701 (2012) Amendment 1 (2016);

Adds new clause 12 for control plane function management, including fault event reporting for controller-based restoration.