TAM Impacts by SDN/NFV: Detailed Analysis and Implementation R16.0.1 (IG1130A)

As operators and enterprises evaluate the introduction of virtualization to network functions they are discovering that the biggest challenge lies in the existing organization, processes and systems. For a better vision of the corresponding challenge, operators need to have the full picture of differences between the traditional and virtualized ecosystem. 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/Hybrid networks.

Such high level analysis and recommendations are already defined in TMF documents IG1130 (IG1130 Future TAM Impacts by SDN/NFV) and other TM Forum SDN/NFV related works such as 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 an addendum to the main document of TM Forum “IG1130 Future TAM Impacts by SDN/NFV of ZOOM Project. The target is to perform the detailed analysis of SDN/NFV impacts based on the high level study presented in the document IG1130 and various other ongoing projects within TM Forum to create CRs for TAM.

The analysis presented in this document will be at detailed level covering all the applications at Level 1 and below, providing the current state and changes required. The main objective is to align the TAM to meet the requirements for SDN/NFV.

Applications in TAM are technology agnostic and generic in nature; considering this, it is very well possible that impacts articulated might be covered by existing application overview and functionality. Apart from this, it is important to collaborate with the Frameworx team to finalize the changes so that the generic nature of TAM is maintained while covering the SDN/NFV specific requirements.

General Information

Document series: IG1130A
Document version: 1.0.8
Status: TM Forum Approved
Document type: Exploratory Report
Team approved: 28-Apr-2016
IPR mode: RAND
TM Forum Approved: 15-Jul-2016
Date modified: 27-Jul-2016