End-to-end service management with multiple providers

  • L. H. Bjerring
  • J. M. Schneider
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 851)


For end-to-end service management reaching from end-user to end-user we need cooperation of management systems from private and public service providers. In a liberalized telecommunications market there will be multiple providers of bearer services and value-added services competing and cooperating to meet customer requirements. Within this paper we describe how the TMN standards serve as a useful framework for end-to-end service management in an open service environment with multiple providers. We use the results, experiences and plans from the PREPARE1 project to illustrate the possible options and solutions discussed.


End-to-end Management Inter-domain Management TMN X-interface Value-added Service Providers Multiple Service Providers 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. H. Bjerring
    • 1
  • J. M. Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.KTASCopenhagen V
  2. 2.IBM European Networking CenterHeidelberg

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