Intelligent Network (IN) provides a vehicle for the fast creation and deployment of telecommunication services. This puts the issue of managing these services to an important position. A generic distributed architecture is required to support IN service deployment and IN service management.
This paper discusses the issues of the generic distributed architecture for IN service management. It focuses on two issues. One is system interoperability and integration, which includes interworking with other service management domains and integration with existing systems. The other is the service application support, which provides better service development environment for application developers.