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Network Operations and Management Symposium, 1998. NOMS 98., IEEE

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  • Management of photonic systems and networks: ACTS AC 209 MEPHISTO

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 859 - 869 vol.3
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    The ACTS 209 MEPHISTO project, started in July 1996, addresses the TMN management of photonic systems and networks. The project, which will last three years, has the ambitious goal of developing an innovative approach, TMN-compatible but specifically tailored on the needs of optics, thereby applicable to any generic-and advanced-optical technology. This innovative approach is based, however, on st... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture of TMN-based integrated management system for SDH/PDH mixed large-scale transport network

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 815 - 827 vol.3
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    For efficient and integrated network management of SDH/PDH mixed large-scale transport networks, KDD has developed a TMN-based integrated management system. This paper describes an architecture of the system and its implementation. The features of the architecture are: (1) to employ a distributed system configuration based on TMN multi-layered functional architecture, (2) to newly define an integr... View full abstract»

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  • Pattern discovery and specification techniques for alarm correlation

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 713 - 722 vol.3
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    Ever increasing amounts of alarm data threaten the stability of management systems in high speed telecommunications networks. As networks continue to develop, becoming larger, using substantially higher bandwidth links and using more complex equipment, so the danger of alarm inundation is increased. Alarm correlation systems have been seen to play a vital role in dealing with the problem. However,... View full abstract»

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  • Load management for scaling up Internet services

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 828 - 835 vol.3
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    As the global Internet traffic increases, many popular sites are often unable to serve their TCP/IP workload, particularly during peak periods of activity. For example, Web servers for sports events are often swamped by requests during and after games. To address this problem, many sites allocate multiple server hosts to concurrently handle the incoming requests. To support workload sharing, they ... View full abstract»

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  • Modelling a telecommunication network for fault management applications

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 723 - 732 vol.3
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    This paper presents a proposal of a general model for telecommunication networks based on distributing sets of sub-networks (or sub-network classes) into layers, according to functional affinity criteria. Based on the definition of some rules for the utilization of the communication services among sub-networks, a telecommunication network is modeled as a directed acyclic graph, where each node rep... View full abstract»

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  • Network control and management of reconfigurable WDM all-optical network

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 880 - 889 vol.3
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    To meet the demand for huge bandwidth created by the multimedia communications revolution, there is an urgent need to dramatically upgrade the existing telecommunications infrastructure. In today's infrastructure, fiber-optics is used in point-to-point transmission links, with all networking and services functions done electronically. To upgrade such an infrastructure in a cost-effective way, Wave... View full abstract»

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  • RPM real time performance management

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 840 - 848 vol.3
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    Traditionally, performance management of telecommunications networks has been undertaken on a Network Element (NE) basis, often in an uncoordinated manner and requiring sophisticated human expertise for relatively trivial tasks. However, as networks become increasingly diverse and complex, and the demands upon them increase, this approach is more and more inefficient. Additionally, the advent of d... View full abstract»

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  • A method of gathering end-to-end management information

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 849 - 858 vol.3
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    Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network management is an urgent issue for the fast and successful proliferation of ATM networks. Especially, performance management of ATM virtual connections is urgently required because a different quality of service should be guaranteed on each connection. In most cases, the customer's virtual connections traverse multiple subnetworks, therefore, performance inf... View full abstract»

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  • A multimedia-based intelligent configurator for network access equipment

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 805 - 814 vol.3
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    We propose a novel approach to equipment configuration, which takes advantage of multimedia presentation and intelligent agents technology to facilitate the configuration process. The system implements a dynamic user interface with selective hiding and high-lighting. In addition, an intelligent configuration agent is into our configuration program. The intelligent configuration agent will automati... View full abstract»

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  • Operations systems (OS) unbundling: it's all about interfaces

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 775 - 784 vol.3
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    The OS unbundling activities required by the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996 (TA96) pose significant challenges for industry standards bodies, for the Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), and for Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs). This presentation examines the current state of implementation and looks at the challenges faced, from the point of view of both ILECs and CLECs. I... View full abstract»

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  • QOS metrics tool using management by delegation

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 836 - 839 vol.3
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    The Internet has become a widespread technology for providing public data, voice, video and multimedia services internationally. This paper presents a measurement methodology for evaluating quality of Internet service given by an ISP (Internet Service Provider), including a framework for defining the context and parameters for such measurement. The originality of this methodology lies principally ... View full abstract»

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  • DSTS: An expert system for diagnosis of advanced digital subscriber services

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 795 - 804 vol.3
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    While the internal networks of almost all telecommunications providers are completely digital, the services provided to end-users (customers) by telecommunications providers-voice, modem, fax, etc.-are today predominantly analog. However, the ability and demand to provide digital services-basic and primary rate ISDN, and IP over digital subscriber loop transport (xDSL) technology-is rapidly growin... View full abstract»

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  • Management of all-optical WDM networks: First results of European research project MOON

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 870 - 879 vol.3
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    This paper presents first results of the European research project MOON. It is organized as follows. As a starting point, basic concepts of all-optical networks which are relevant for management are described. The results are compared with the Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) which is the state-of-the-art transport technique. Then, the general architecture for a TMN conforming management of all... View full abstract»

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  • OSS gateway solutions

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 765 - 774 vol.3
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    Operational Support Systems have become extremely complex. Nearly all existing and future customer acquisition and retention programs will utilize the functionality offered by the OSS. Additionally, the OSS will be strained, on its own, to simultaneously manage internal information flows and effective data transfers between trading partners (i.e. CLECs and ILECs). Without many standards to govern ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating multi-service provisioning and order entry systems

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 785 - 794 vol.3
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    This paper describes a Service Provider's requirements for integrating a service Order Entry System with service provisioning function on a network element. It also describes the “standards” approach to solving this problem and the current solution available from Ascend Communications View full abstract»

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  • Local number portability GTT node provisioning process

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 758 - 764 vol.3
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    The objective of this presentation is to address looping issue which may happen when the ten-digit Global Title Translation (GTT) data is transmitted by the LNP Administration Center when updating the GTT nodes, and propose a provisioning solution which will resolve the issue. This proposal enables service providers to provision GTT nodes from Administration Center and update all necessary nodes i... View full abstract»

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  • Deregulation: one line, multiple services and technological diversity

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 748 - 757 vol.3
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    The Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996 is currently reshaping our telecom world. In such a fast-paced deregulated environment, each type of business expresses a profound desire to move into another attractive one. For instance, local phone companies show a real interest in both long-distance markets and TV services. Conversely, long-distance companies become eager to provide local phone service... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the message: Message tracking

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 743 - 747 vol.3
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    MITRE has implemented a software prototype in accordance with an Internet draft standard for SNMP-based message tracking. This paper discusses the SNMP-based mechanism used to query the messaging system for data about specific messages. SNMP is a mature network and application management technology that provides an abundance of user tools, a cross-vendor, cross-technology ubiquity. SNMP provides a... View full abstract»

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  • Alarm correlation engine (ACE)

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 733 - 742 vol.3
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    Networks are growing in size and complexity, resulting in increased alarm volume and number of unfamiliar alarms. Often, there is no proportional increase in monitoring personnel and response time to faults suffers. GTE deployed Telephone Operations Network Integrated Control System (TONICS) in 1993 to support its network management operations. To stay competitive in the face of continued staff re... View full abstract»

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