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PLEN 6.9
Michael J. Fargano, Qwest, [email protected]
ATIS Management and Operations
(M&O) Standards Development
Michael Fargano,
Standards Program Manager,
Qwest Communications
Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)
Highlight of Current Activities (1)
 Current ATIS Telecom Management and Operations
Committee (TMOC) focus:
• Accounting Management (Harmonization of IPDR and
Diameter/ASN.1 solutions and Architecture Framework for OSS
interfaces); collaboration with TM Forum (IPDR), ATIS Ordering
and Billing Forum (OBF), ITU-T SG13
• IPTV Services Management - Ad Space Ordering API; collaboration
with ATIS OBF, ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF), TM Forum
• Management & Operations (M&O) aspects of ATIS Board/TOPS
Council driven work (e.g., Support for NGN Interconnection)
• Coding and Maintenance Agent Work (e.g., Revision of ATIS0300213, Coded Identification of Equipment Entities)
• Participation in ITU-T SG2 Joint Coordination Activity on
Management (JCA-Mgt) (e.g., NGN Management and Specification
Highlight of Current Activities (2)
 Major recently completed TMOC work:
• Framework for IPTV ordering solutions
 ATIS-0300101, IPTV Ordering Framework
• Management coordination under emergency or disaster
 ATIS-0300100, IP Network Disaster Recovery Framework
• Network management actions required of
interconnected network operators during emergency
conditions in public telecommunications networks
 ATIS-0300202.2009, Internetwork Operations - Guidelines for
Network Management of Public Telecommunications Networks
Under Disaster Conditions (to synchronize with ATIS-0300100)
Published documents available via http://www.atis.org/docstore/search.aspx
Strategic Direction
 Work on essential M&O standards gaps
 Work M&O aspects of ATIS Board, ATIS
Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council
and ATIS CIO Council top down work
strategic programs
 Coordinate and collaborate with other
organizations where appropriate
Industry wide challenges for Management and
Operations (M&O) standards development:
 Nexus of IT and Telecom (two dynamic environments)
 Focus on network/service specific aspects of M&O
• Thus common aspects of M&O are deemphasized and
work is highly distributed across many committees and
 Distributed M&O experts across many committees and
• Given limited and distributed resources, selecting
essential standards gaps to work on with maximum
industry/member benefit, and coordinating across the
many forums is a challenge
Next Steps/Actions
 Complete currently defined work program
 Continue to support M&O aspects of ATIS
Board, ATIS TOPS Council and ATIS CIO
Council top down driven work
 Continue with cross-organizational
coordination and collaboration
Proposed Resolution
 No changes proposed to existing Resolution
(GSC-14/9) at this time.
Supplementary Slides
TMOC Mission and Scope
 Link: http://www.atis.org/0130/index.asp
 Mission: The Telecom Management and Operations Committee
(TMOC) develops operations, administration, maintenance and
provisioning standards, and other documentation related to Operations
Support System (OSS) and Network Element (NE) functions and
interfaces for communications networks - with an emphasis on
standards development related to U.S.A. communication networks in
coordination with the development of international standards.
Scope: The scope of the work in TMOC includes the development of standards and
other documentation for communications network operations and management
areas, such as: Configuration Management, Performance Management (including inservice transport performance management), Fault Management, Security
Management (including management plane security), Accounting Management,
Coding/Language Data Representation, Common/Underlying Management
Functionality/Technology, and Ancillary Functions (such as network tones and
announcements). This work requires close and coordinated working relationships
with other domestic and international standards development organizations and
industry forums.
OBF Mission
 Link: http://www.atis.org/obf/index.asp
 Mission: The ATIS Ordering and Billing Forum (OBF)
provides a forum for customers and providers in the
telecommunications industry to identify, discuss and
resolve national issues which affect ordering, billing,
provisioning and exchange of information about access
services, other connectivity and related matters.
TMOC In-Progress Issues
 Issue 97: Standard Provider IDs for IP Related Services
 Issue 105 Revision to ATIS-0300075.1-2006, Usage Data
Management for Packet-Based Services -- Service-Neutral Protocol
Specification for Billing Applications
 Issue 160 Revision to February 2008 version of ATIS-0300075, Usage
Data Management for Packet-Based Services, Service-Neutral
Architecture and Protocol Requirements
 Issue 162 Requirements for Cross-Coupling Sites
 Issue 164 API for Ad Space Ordering
 Issues165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170 171, 172, 173: American National
Standard 5-Year Review Work Items
New NGN Network Management Book
of Interest to GSC and SDOs
 Next Generation Telecommunications
Networks, Services, and Management
 Wiley-IEEE Press, March 2010,
ISBN: 978-0-470-57528-4
 GSC and SDOs mentioned (e.g., in Chapter
8, Strategic Standards Development and
Next Generation Management Standards)