Fundamentals of Telecommunications Network Management

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"In this practical tutorial, a world-class expert shows you how to transform the promises of Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) into a reality. You will find a useful road map to the development of the standards underlying TMN and how to take the specifications of these standards and apply them to product development. Drawing from her professional experience as manager of a team implementing TMN standards, author Lakshmi G. Raman shows service providers what they can ask of their suppliers, helps developers grasp key insights into TMN specifications, and provides practicing telecommunications engineers with a clear guide on how TMN standards meet the overall goals of network management.

In FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK MANAGEMENT, you will learn:
* Essential features of TMN architectures and System or Network Management Protocol
* Representation of information models using GDMO
* How to develop information models using object-oriented principles
* Future direction of TMN based on recent developments in distributed processing
Plus, you'll find:
* Useful examples of information models to manage telecommunications network equipment and services
* A comprehensive account of interoperability in a multi-supplier environment
* A detailed explanation of Common Management Information Service Element
This must-read book offers any system designer, developer, network manager, or network operator in telecommunications an in-depth discussion of TMN that is simply unmatched in the field."

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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Telecommunications Network Management In this practical tutorial, a world-class expert shows how to transform the promises of Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) into a reality. You will find a useful road map to the development of the standards underlying TMN, and how to take the specifications of these standards and apply them to product development. Drawing from her professional experience as director of a team implementing TMN standards, author Lakshmi G. Raman shows service providers what they can ask of their suppliers, helps developers grasp key insights into TMN specifications, and provides practicing telecommunications engineers with a clear guide on how TMN standards meet the overall goals of system/network management. In Fundamentals of Telecommunications Network Management, you will learn:

  • Essential features of TMN architectures and System or Network Management Protocol
  • How to develop information models using object-oriented principles
  • Representation of information models using Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects (GDMO)
  • Future direction of TMN based on recent developments in distributed processing
In addition, you will find:
  • A detailed explanation of Common Management Information Service Element
  • Useful examples of information models to manage telecommunications network equipment and services
  • A comprehensive account of interoperability in a multisupplier environment
This must-read book offers any system designer, developer, network manager, or network operator in telecommunications an in-depth discussion of TMN that is unmatched in the field.

About the Author:

About the Author Lakshmi G. Raman is senior director and principal for broadband operations in Professional Services at Bellcore. In this role, she provides consulting to existing Bellcore clients and works with marketing and sales organizations in identifying and defining new opportunities. From 1995-1998, she was the Director of System Engineering in the Broadband Division of ADC Telecommunications which develops access platforms using HFC architecture. Since 1986 she has chaired, served as editor, and contributed to standards that form the foundation for the topics discussed in this volume. Dr. Raman is currently chair of a Working Party in ITU SG 4 and TIMI.5 Management Services subworking group, which has the charter to develop information models for TMN interfaces. She also serves as an area editor for Network Management in the IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Raman contributed a chapter on Information Modeling to Telecommunications Network Management (IEEE Press, 1998) plus a chapter on OSI Systems Management for Fundamentals of Network Management (forthcoming from Plenum Press).

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