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The document consists of many –relatively small– chapters. Larger chapters are split into separate files according to their sections.
Most chapters start with an Introduction also containing further references, and end with a Summary containing back references.
You may skip any section and click on a 'hyperlink' to go to the desired section in a chapter. To facilitate sequential reading, each section ends with a hyperlink to the next section or chapter.
It describes the characteristics and trends of telecommunication, and the relevance of TMN for networks.
A characterisation of the TMN hierarchical layers illustrated by some typical management 'views' on a network as a TMN system may provide. This section supplies easy and fast insight in TMN.
The functions of a TMN defined in a vertical way (i.e. independent of layering), also known as FCAPS.
The basics on management concepts, 'objects', manager/agent-relationships, MIBs and interfaces.
The basic building blocks, interfaces and information interchange used by TMN.
A number of general functions not related to a particular TMN functional area or hierarchical layer, but basically applicable anywhere.
Aspects of and interfaces for interworking.
Various subjects and issues.
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