Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract The “Telecommunication Management Network” standard (ITU-T M.3010), the Network Magagement Forum “OMNIPoint” program, and many related developments are summarized. TMN and OMNIPoint are presented as a means to achieve integrated network management in the telecommunications industry by calling for all management systems to include an interoperable interface which permits each system to be integrated into a larger management hierarchy. By means of such interfaces, hierarchical integration of management systems can be achieved within the administration of a single service provider. Interoperable interfaces also make possible the interconnection of multiple service providers and the connection of customer to service provider, resulting in the possibility of industry wide integration of management infrastructures at all levels.
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