Distributed Architecture for IN Service Management

Qinzheng Kong, Graham Chen and Norm Lawler

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.

Also addressed in this paper is the relationship between IN service management and service management in other telecommunication standards, such as TMN and TINA.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Networks 1996, Melbourne, Australia