Evolution of NGN/IMS and post-NGN network management models

Alexander B. Goldstein, Federal Bonch-Bruevich Telecommunication University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Журнал «T-Comm», № 6, 2017.

Статья на английском языке. Целью данной работы является создание новой телекоммуникационной модели сетевого управления OSS/BSS, соответствующей требованиям сетей NGN/IMS и пост-NGN.

In today's conditions of the telecommunication paradigm shift and the technical progress in the information and communication industry which dramatically accelerated in the 21st century, new approaches, models and methods for managing promising info-communications are needed.

With such revolutionary changing and radically more complicated object of management, the ineffectiveness of the extensive development of previous models and methods of managing info-communications is obvious. They also condition the attraction of completely new models and methods, such as multi-agent self-organizing systems and cognitive management models based on them. Management of communication networks – in accordance with the law "On Communications" – is a set of organizational and technical procedures aimed at ensuring trouble-free and coordinated operation of the communication network, including the traffic control, monitoring and control of the status of network elements, transport network channels and node interactions, as well as the management of the operation of applications and provision of new information and communication services.

The goal of this paper is to provide a new telecommunications network management model that will be adequate to the modern and future NGN/IMS and post-NGN telecommunications networks
instead of traditional OSS/BSS approaches.