Next generation access systems: Progress in operations and planning capabilities

Ram B. Misra, Steven D. MoKee

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Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of next generation access systems on the planning and operations support activities of telephone companies. The driving forces behind next generation access systems are the potential savings in capital costs due to integration and in operations costs, the capability of faster introduction of new services and reduced lead time in providing services. In addition to supporting existing services (switched, non-locally switched, and non-switched), the next generation access system will also serve as a platform to support new services and architectures, such as ISDN, Fiber In The Loop (FITL), higher speed digital extensions, self-healing rings, etc. Economic considerations dictate that access systems be integrated with the local digital switch. Hence, the access systems are expected to use the generic TR-303 interface that is being implemented by the leading switch vendors in their local digital switches. Key features of these systems include full access time-slot interchangers, remotely provisionable channel units, remote test access points, ability to collect and report performance monitoring data, and bandwidth management capabilities. These features will enable telephone companies to perform remote provisioning, remote testing, remote inventory and achieve higher utilization of equipment and facilities. Lower operating costs can be achieved, in initial deployment, with a combination of existing centralized Operations Systems and (access system) vendor provided Supervisory Systems. Full scale flow-through operations support must be available to coincide with mass deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1992 International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationDiscovering a New World of Communications, SUPERCOMM/ICC 1992 - Conference Record
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1869-1873
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)078030599X
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Event1992 IEEE International Conference on Communications: Discovering a New World of Communications, SUPERCOMM/ICC 1992 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 199218 Jun 1992

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Conference

Conference1992 IEEE International Conference on Communications: Discovering a New World of Communications, SUPERCOMM/ICC 1992
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period14/06/9218/06/92

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    Misra, R. B., & MoKee, S. D. (1992). Next generation access systems: Progress in operations and planning capabilities. In 1992 International Conference on Communications: Discovering a New World of Communications, SUPERCOMM/ICC 1992 - Conference Record (pp. 1869-1873). [267947] (IEEE International Conference on Communications). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.1992.267947