Network as a Service (NaaS) Requirements R18.0.1 (IG1169)
- Maturity level: Level 4 - Forum Approved
Many service providers are actively looking at how to improve the agility with which they provide and modify the products they offer to their customers. One impediment is that traditional OSS and BSS implementation practice has tightly coupled the technology asset designs to those of the products being sold.
Several service providers have concluded that decoupling product specifications from the detailed network and other assets used to realize the products is an important step towards driving up business agility. The approach identified is to implement Network as a Service (NaaS) Management as a set of service abstractions exposed through open APIs that hide the detailed Network and other asset resources.
This document is a first version of the NaaS Requirements based on preliminary study and member inputs.