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Telecom PSIG Roadmap

The OMG Telecom PSIG actions are articulated following seven main topics: network management, NGOSS, open service marketplace, wireless CORBA, Generic services, CORBA core extensions and UML for telecom. These topics are developed bellow.

 

Action Item
Description
Business Benefits
Status
Network Management 1) Liaise with other standards (T1M1, ETSI, ITU-T, 3GPP, ATM-F, TMF (CASMIM and MTMN) which are all in the process of standardising CORBA based frameworks for Network Management and bring them OMG members expertise.
2) Study and develop new CORBA generic services to provide the framework support to network management standards
1)Unify the standardisation of CORBA in network management to guarantee standard consitency.
2) Evolving the CORBA software to provide middleware support for fast network management solutions development.
T1M1/ITU-T/ETSI have defined a framework for introducing CORBA at fine grain level and a second standard at coarse grain level. Additionnal CORBA generic services should be developed to support this framework.
NGOSS The telemanagement Forum and OMG telecom task force have comon standardisation actions for sharing the same information model. Define a PIM standard for NGOSS. 1) a white paper corresponding to the TMF SID information model has been endorsed by the Telecom DTF.
2) Planned white paper endorsement on "MDA and NGOSS", SID V3 and eTOM V2.
Mobility services in CORBA Provide support for Mobility in CORBA 1) Provide mechanisms in the CORBA core for support of mobility (terminal, personnal).
2) Provide a generic standardised architecture for mobility support on CORBA
1) a RFP might be issued on "Efficient data representation for low bandwidth communication"
Generic CORBA services for telecom This topic covers CORBA generic services for telecom such as the notification service or the Logging Service. 1) Upgrading generic services already used to better fit telecom requirements.
2) develop new services to fulfil the telecom needs
3) Develop interoperability at CORBA service level to cope with different existing technologies
1) RFp issued on "UML profile and Metamodel for voiced based application"

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CORBA core platform evolution This topic covers extensions to the CORBA core platform to better fit telecom requirements. An example of this is "Extensible transport Framework" recent adopted RFP. 1) Complete the CORBA core to better fit telecom requirements.
2) Bring to the OMG telecom experience on well known telecom technologies (E.g. in protocols, management or deployment of large application)
3) adapt CORBA to integrate the telecom legacy.
1) A white paper on CORBA management is ongoing
2)  RFPs on "Stream for CCM and QoS for CCM" are ongoing to complete the  specification on CORBA component.  
3) RFP on "WSDL to C++ mapping" is considered
Software engineering for telecom 1) Define a set of requirement on UML for telecom applications
2) Specify UML profiles for telecom and features to be included in the UML infrastructure for their support.
3) Complete UML interchange standard
4) Link with ITU-T SG17
The telecom industry has a long experience in using specification language for software engineering. SDL has been extensively used to express the complexity and large size of telecom applications. The telecom industry should prepare the migration from SDL to UML and brings its experience with specifying real-time constraints to get new UML tools for telecom applications.

1) A RFP might be issued on telecom profile for UML.

Some other major points of interest of the telecom industry such as fault-tolerance, real-time or embedded aspects are handle in the Real-time TF. Security is a general concern handled by the Security SIG. 

Last update: 13/02/2004

Last updated on: 11/09/2007

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