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Telecommunications Management Network


The document is split into sections with cross-references using 'hyperlinks'.  There are three ways to access the collected information:

  1. Contents of document in thematic order,
    more suited when used as introduction into an area;  and
  2. Index also functioning as definition of Abbreviations and Terms
    more suited when used as reference;  or
  3. Change History & Acknowledgements
    for people familiar with this document and interested in updates and additions (which aren't many currently, unless I stumble upon –or somebody points me to– an interesting subject).

On the top left panel, you'll find the major topics (and hyperlinks to the Contents and the Index.  When you click on the plus-sign (+) before a topic, it will expand into subtopics;  click on any hyperlink to go there immediately.
On the bottom left panel you will find the main headers of the current topic.  Again, you can click on any plus-sign to expand it, and click on any header to go there in the text.

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This document provides an introduction into Telecommunications Management Network (TMN).  It consists of excerpts of ITU-T recommendations, elaborated with personal comments.

The document may serve as a starting point for studying TMN as it cites from and refers to ITU-T recommendations.  The description of TMN architecture, concepts, functions and views are for illustrative and educational purposes only.  It is in no way a replacement for the standards, but much easier to understand.

Note:  The document may be modified and extended (as are the recommendations themselves);  i.e. subject to change without notice.  Check the Change History.


This document is provided as is without any express or implied warranties.  While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this document, the author(s) assume no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

All rights reserved.  You may use the information contained here for your personal education and refer to it freely (please be polite and state the origin).  Any other purpose without prior written consent is forbidden.  In particular you may not publish it in any way, modified or unchanged, or use it for commercial purposes.
If anything is outdated, incorrect or unclear, when you do not agree or you have additional information that may be referred to, have any question or suggestion, please let me know and we work something out.

Philip van Diemen de Jel (editor).


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