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Question 13

Monitoring parameters for protocols used in emerging networks, including cloud computing and software-defined networking/network function virtualization (SDN/NFV)

(Continuation of Question 13/11)

During the last Study Period the following emerging networks have been identified: future networks (FNs) ubiquitous sensor networks (USN), Internet of things (IoT), VoLTE/ViLTE-based networks, 5G/IMT-2020 etc. In order to reduce investment and operating costs, software defined networking (SDN) as well as network function virtualization(NFV) will be deployed in emerging networks to achieve the separation of control and service, control and bearer, hardware and software.

Cloud computing is also becoming the infrastructure of the cyber world. In this new emerging environment, operators and end-users should have capabilities in place to monitor whether the infrastructure they are using can support applications and services.

Standardization of monitoring system parameters for emerging networks, including cloud computing, will give operators, administrations and end-users monitoring information that is compatible and comparable across network operators, service providers and end-users. Moreover, it could be useful to help resolve points of disagreement.

In the 2017-2020 study period, ITU-T Recommendations for monitoring parameters should be developed, including but not limited to: Question
Study items to be considered include, but are not limited to: Tasks
Tasks include, but are not limited to: An up-to-date status of work under this Question is contained in the SG 11 work programme


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