© 2004

OSS for Telecom Networks

An Introduction to Network Management


Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kundan Misra
    Pages 1-2
  3. Kundan Misra
    Pages 3-18
  4. Kundan Misra
    Pages 27-40
  5. Kundan Misra
    Pages 49-91
  6. Kundan Misra
    Pages 93-103
  7. Kundan Misra
    Pages 105-116
  8. Kundan Misra
    Pages 117-131
  9. Kundan Misra
    Pages 133-149
  10. Kundan Misra
    Pages 151-203
  11. Kundan Misra
    Pages 205-249
  12. Kundan Misra
    Pages 251-265
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 281-302

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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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)