Towards Multi-Domain Integrated Network Management for ATM and SDH Networks

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ACTS Project AC080 MISA has embarked upon the task of realizing and validating via European field trials integrated end-to-end management of hybrid SDH and ATM networks in the framework of open network provision (ONP). This paper reflects the initial work of the project and gives an overview of the proposed MISA system architecture and initial design. We describe our understanding of the underlying enterprise model in the network management context, including the concept of the MISA Global Broadband Connectivity Management (GBCM) service. It supports Integrated Broadband Communication (IBC) by defining an end-to-end broadband connection service in a multi-domain business environment. Its implementation by the MISA consortium within trials across Europe aims for an efficient management of network resources of the SDH and ATM infrastructure, considering optimum end-to-end quality of service and the needs of a number of telecommunications actors: customers, value-added service providers, and network providers.

By: Alex Galis (Univ. College London, UK), Dieter Gatenbein, Stefan Covaci (GMD Fokus, Germany), Carlo Bianza (Italtel, Italy), Fotis Karayannis (NTUA Telecom. Lab, Greece) and George Mykoniatis (NTUA Telecom. Lab., Greece)

Published in: SPIE Proceedings, volume 2953, (no ), pages 270-9 in 1996

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