is this Project aboutThe TINA consortium is now
in its second phase and there has been a lot of work done by the participants in defining
an architecture and putting a lot of detail behind the architecture. There is a general
feeling in the telecommunications community that compliance with the TINA principles holds
a lot of benefits for TelCos and manufacturer.
Over the years EURESCOM has had projects that provided more detail to parts of the TINA approach. Now there is a need to take an overview of TINA and coldly assess its usefulness to TelCos today. Another reason for this assessment is that the way to begin to migrate towards "TINA-like" networks is not clear and this needs to be identified if TelCos are ever going to get the benefit from TINA.
As the complexity of our networks increases we need clarity of architectural ideas so that diverse services over different network types across different business domains can be managed and controlled. This Study will determine if TINA can do this for us.
ObjectivesThe objective of this Study are to:
This Study will have four component parts:
Of course there is the possibility that the assessment of the applicability of TINA could conclude that it is not applicable and therefore the fourth part of the Study would not be done.