IG1130 Future TAM Impacts by SDN/NFV R15.5.1

As operators and enterprises evaluate the introduction of virtualization to network functions they are discovering that the biggest challenges lies in the existing organization, processes and systems. For better vision of the corresponding challenge operators need to have the full picture of differences between the traditional and virtualized Product Lifecycle Management. Still, even this is not enough for transforming an organization into an agile digital services machine. Network operators need particular recommendations for defining principles and implementation of virtualized Product Lifecycle Management.

Such an analysis and recommendations are already defined in TMF documents IG1117 OSS/BSS Futures Overview and IG1118 OSS/BSS Futures. Preparing the Future Mode of Operations.

However, the already existing Best Practices and recommendations should be continuously reviewed and updated to incorporate the most recent studies in TM Forum ZOOM Project.

The current document is based on the ongoing research in TM Forum ZOOM Project and targeted to reveal the challenges related to the OSS/BSS used by Service Providers. The existing Systems are usually based on the TM Forum Frameworx and particular the Telecom Applications Map. So it is reasonable to stick to the TAM terminology and classification of functional domains.

General Information

Document series: IG1130-1
Status: TM Forum Approved
Document type: Exploratory Report
IPR mode: RAND
TM Forum Approved: 18-Mar-2016