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TM Forum Integration Program

Resource & Service Assurance

Description and purpose:

As the communication world transforms to service oriented system, the next generation Service Providers have to deal with multi-technology, multi-domain, multi-vendor networks. These networks are expected to support plethora of services to a customer base expecting guaranteed service quality. To assure expected level of service to their customers, the Service Providers need to continuously monitor and control the resources involved in rendering services and take effective immediate and strategic actions. Hence there is need for consistent and effective interface with the resources.

Interfaces around Resource & Service Assurance have already been deployed in multiple projects and are critical for the success of those projects. However, there are multiple instances of these interfaces between TM Forum MTOSI, TM Forum OSS/J and 3GPP. Service Providers have a strong desire for harmonized interfaces, with the R&SA ones being at the top of the list.

The overall purpose of this project is to define harmonized interfaces for Resource & Service Assurance aligned with the new TM Forum Integration Program tooling strategy.

The R&SA team will provide a set of interfaces harmonized between OSS/J and MTOSI that can be used as basis for inter-operation between heterogeneous components deployed in a Service Provider environment.

With the harmonization work in progress with 3GPP, the end goal is to harmonize these interfaces more globally to achieve a single definition across the industry.

It is also expected that these interfaces will be basic building blocks of future contracts.

This project is organized in multiple sub-projects, one per domain. The active sub-projects are the following:



Scope of the Project

The TM Forum Integration Program Resource and Service Assurance (R&SA) project covers all aspects of Resource and Service Assurance: Fault Management, Performance Management, Service Problem Management, Service Quality Management, Test & Diagnostics…

The scope of the R&SA team is highlighted in red on the figure below. Click on the image below to see a larger version.

Business Benefits

The R&SA team will provide a set of interfaces harmonized between OSS/J and MTOSI that can be used as basis for inter-operation between heterogeneous components deployed in a Service Provider environment. This will lead to:

  • Faster time to market
  • Reduced integration cost, etc

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Contact details
Team Leader:
Marc Flauw, HP
marc.flauw@hp.com

Sub-team Leaders:

Service Problem Management Team
Marc Flauw, HP
marc.flauw@hp.com

Performace Management Team
Yuval Stein, TTI Telecom
yuval@tti-telecom.com

Vinay Devadatta
, Wipro
vinay.devadatta@wipro.com

Fault Management Team
Marc Flauw, HP
marc.flauw@hp.com

Staff Support:

Tina O'Sullivan
tosullivan@tmforum.org

Participating Companies:
HP, TTI Telecom, Wipro, Mycom, Deutsche Telekom , Vodafone, Chunghwa Telecom, Telcordia, Ciena, Nokia Siemens Networks, Comarch