Broadband Network and Service Management: From Concept to Products

Joseph Ghetie, Telcordia Technologies, USA



This tutorial provides a comprehensive analysis of broadband networking  technologies with focus on network, service, and policy management. The broadband coverage include access, metropolitan, and high-speed multimedia  backbone networks also referred as Broadband Access Networks, Metropolitan  and Connectivity Networks, Next Generation Networks, Optical Transport Networks, and Next Generation Internets. Current and emerging underlying  transport and networking technologies that compose broadband networks are  evaluated: Wavelength Division Multiplexing, Synchronous Optical Network,  Optical Routing, Resilient Packet Rings, Gigabit Ethernet, Asynchronous  Transfer Mode, Frame Relay, and Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. Special  attention is given to the convergence of traditional Public Switched  Telephone Network and Packet Switched Data Network infrastructures. The  tutorial also includes analysis and evaluation of management  platforms/systems and associated management applications used in commercial  off-the-shelf products that provide broadband network and service management.



1. Broadband Network Architectures

1.1 Broadband communications

1.2 Broadband network architectures

1.3 Broadband networking technologies

1.4 Broadband network services

2. Network, Systems, and Service Management Concepts

2.1 The management paradigm and management models

2.2 Management systems evolution

2.3 Network, systems, service, and policy management

2.4 Management platforms, suites, and applications

3. Broadband Network and Service Management Products Analysis and Evaluation

3.1 Broadband access networks management products

3.2 Broadband metropolitan/connectivity networks management products

3.3 Broadband backbone networks management products

4. Next Generation Networks

4.1 Next Generation Networks models

4.2 Optical Transport Networks

4.3 Next Generation Internets

5. Broadband Network and Service Management


5.1 Issues in broadband network and service management implementation

5.2 Trends in broadband network and service management development

Target Audience:

The tutorial is addressed to management information systems, data  communications and telecommunications staff, software developers, network and service providers, analysts, consultants, and network operators and  managers seeking understanding of management applications and management  products associated with broadband networks and services.


Joseph Ghetie is a network and systems engineer consultant and instructor  for Telcordia Technologies (Bell Communications Research). In his position, J. Ghetie was responsible for developing architectures, requirements, and  solutions for network management integration, providing consulting, and supporting management standards development. Joseph Ghetie has also developed and taught numerous advanced technical courses in the areas of Internet, telecommunications, and data communications network management. He assumed his position at Telcordia Technologies in 1988.Joseph Ghetie is the author of a published book on "Network and Systems Management Platforms Analysis", Kluwer Academics Publishers. Since 1993, he has taught over 25 tutorials at major network management international conferences and symposia, INMS (IN), NOMS, SICOM, EMS, APNOMS, LANOMS, SBRC, ITC, etc. Joseph Ghetie is originally from Romania and has a MSEE in "Electronics and Telecommunications" from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. He started in 1967 as an electronics and network engineer with the " Institute for Railroad Research and Design", involved in the design and implementation of  data communications networks and complex process-oriented computer systems  for centralized traffic control of mass transit. Since 1985 he worked as a technical specialist at J.C. Penney Company, Inc. as part of the corporate  headquarters "Corporate Communications Systems Development" group, where he  was responsible, as project manager, for developing strategic plans,  evaluation, selection, and implementation of new networking technologies.