Third-generation communications promise to open up a new world of personalised multimedia and location-based services. Turning this promise into reality is an operation support system (OSS) architecture for service and network providers.
Focused on key areas of 3G service provision, including quality of service monitoring, aggregated services and roaming management, the OSS architecture developed by IST project AlbatrOSS was validated in trials that not only proved the need for advanced support systems to make 3G a commercial reality, but also offered insights into the potential of next-generation mobile communications.
"Existing OSS do not offer the functionalities required to support 3G networks and services," explains project manager Conor Ryan at TSSG in Ireland. "The 3G world is a convergence of Internet and telecoms, and traditional OSS have been built purely to support telecoms... hence they struggle to support the wider scope of applications and services that have emerged from the realm of the Internet."
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