Oss for Telecom Networks

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August 2004



Modern telecom networks are automated, and are run by OSS software or "operational support systems . These manage modern telecom networks and provide the data that is needed in the day-to-day running of a telecom network. OSS software is also responsible for issuing commands to the network infrastructure to activate new service offerings, commence services for new customers, and detect and correct network faults. The capabilities of OSS software are central to the service features that can be offered by telecom service providers. On the other hand, the limitations of OSS software translate into limitations on service offerings. It is important for telecom consultants, sales people and managers to understand OSS software. This book introduces those systems to non-technical readers, and will be essential reading for telecommunications professionals who need an easy-to-read overview of OSS systems, and also for those taking advanced undergraduate, postgraduate, and other courses in telecommunications.


The book introduces and describes the software that is used to manage modern telecom networks. Such software is encompassed by the expression 'operational support systems" or OSS. OSS software provides the data that is necessary for the day-to-day operations of a telecom network including delivery of telecom services to end-customers. In addition to providing the necessary data, OSS software is increasingly responsible for issuing commands to the network infrastructure to activate new service offerings, to activate services for new customers and to detect and correct network faults. Cost imperatives have driven increasing automation in the operation of telecom networks. The need for new revenue streams forces telecom service providers to offer increasingly complex services, especially to enterprise customers. Cost-effective provision of rich services demands a central role for software and a minimal role for human technicians. Thus, OSS software is becoming central to the service offerings of telecom companies. Therefore, it is important for telecom consultants, sales people and managers to have some understanding of OSS software that manages telecom networks on a day-to-day basis. This book targets such people. The book also targets telecom engineers who are not familiar with modern OSS software. The book is designed to give a hands-on feel for OSS software. The reader should walk away with a clear idea of what it is like to sit down in front of an OSS application and make it do something. There is a large amount of literature which describes the goals of OSS software in engineering abstractions or in marketing jargon. This book aims to give the reader a concrete understanding of OSS. The reader will come to understand that OSS software is now a very real part of modern telecom operations and should be able to talk about it as such. Among its many strengths, the biggest strength of the book is that the subject area is timely. We are entering an eraof


From the reviews:
"This strategic book will teach you the knowledge that is needed now in the advanced telecom network management field, as well as what will happen during the next few years. ... The material in the book is well organized and structured. It represents a complete introduction and guide ... . The book contains many pictures and software screen shots, of high quality ... . The book also contains explanatory tables and commented blueprints, all of which are very helpful ... ." (Mihail Sadeanu, Computing Reviews, April, 2005)
EAN: 9781852338084
ISBN: 1852338083
Untertitel: An Introduction to Network Management. 'Computer Communications and Networks'. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: XIV
Format: kartoniert
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