IG1251A Autonomous Networks Reference Architecture Realizations v1.0.0

The TM Forum defined a vision for Autonomous Networks to deliver Zero-X experiences to end consumers by first enabling Self-X capabilities in all layers of CSP’s operations (see IG1218 and the Autonomous Network white paper, IG1305). IG1230 and IG1251 take that vision and further define a technical and reference architecture respectively. The reference architecture identifies the key reference points (I, F, K) at the three operational layers (denoted 1, 2, 3) to outline how autonomous domains can encapsulate autonomy while still collaborating to achieve overall autonomy in networks. The IG1253 series define the intent management mechanism and the new TMF921 standard defines an intent management interface that can be used uniformly across the operational layers of the AN reference architecture.

A reference architecture is just that, a reference, and there is a need for more detailed realizations of that reference architecture. These realizations can help describe how the reference architecture and interfaces can be used to build solutions that realize AN use cases. These details can also describe a profile for each of AN Levels attained by these realizations.

General Information

Document series: IG1251A
Document version: 1.0.0
Status: Member Evaluated
Document type: Introductory Guide
Team approved: 09-Dec-2022
IPR mode: RAND
Published on: 12-Dec-2022
Date modified: 23-Jan-2023