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OSS for NGN - Co-ordination of telecom activities
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Anastasius Gavras
Project Manager
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information
What is this Project about?

The prime motivation for this study is to improve non-competitive cooperation of Telcos in standardization bodies, initiatives, projects, or towards vendors in the context of network and service management systems. The reason for identifying activities dealing with major issues is to advance that work in a coordinated and therefore effective cost saving way. Beside this the work will help to find a consensus view on the major issues.

What are the main objectives of this Project?

  • Identify the major NG – OSS topics of the telecommunication industry
  • Identify the major NG – OSS players
  • Assess the recommendations for actions
  • Evaluate the NG – OSS topics, players, and their activities
  • Map the identified major NG – OSS topics of the telecommunication industry and the identified NG – OSS activities
  • Identify overlapping or non-relevant activities as well as non-covered topics
  • Derive recommendations for action to the telecommunication industry in order to coordinate and advance activities (e.g. bundling of activities to bear increased influence, initiate activity from scratch, move activity from one NG – OSS standardization body to another or stop activity)
  • Analyze procedures to influence the target bodies
  • Propose a mechanism to keep the coordination and concerted activities running after the end of the study

What are the key results for this Project?

The results of this study are highly important to the shareholders and members of Eurescom.

  • Experts participating in international standardization collaboration
  • Managers responsible for development of corporate international collaboration and standardization strategies

The exploitation of these results will

  • enable the foundation of strategic alliances, partnerships and liaisons among the shareholders in the area of NG – OSS as well as interconnection of OSS between providers and shared use of OSS resources,
  • give input to the fireworks initiative of Telcos in order to influence the NG – OSS work in standardization bodies,
  • provide the basis for further Eurescom, EU IST or CELTIC projects.

What relationship exists to other organisations or bodies?

Many relations exist mainly to standards bodies and other initiatives in the area of Operations Support Systems. The main organisations include the ITU-T, ETSI and the TeleManagement Forum 

Project Results
Deliverable Title  No Issue date

Recommendations for actions based on the mapping of topics and activities for NG-OSS


April 2005

NG–OSS Topics of the telecommunications industry TI1

April 2005

NG–OSS Topics of the telecommunications industry - Analysis of Industry Activities TI2

April 2005

Recommendations for Actions Based on the Mapping of Topics and Activities for NG-OSS TI3

April 2005