Service Usage Information Management for Multimedia Services

Masaharu MORIHIRO  Takahiko MORI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.6   pp.827-832
Publication Date: 1997/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Network Operations and Management)
Category: Architecture/Modeling
Keyword: 
service management,  service operation,  usage information,  call,  traffic,  multimedia service,  

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Summary: 
Given the recent advances in telecommunication services, new service operations are needed that support not only existing network services, but also information and communication providing services, such as multimedia services. It is particularly important that service usage information should be gathered, processed, analyzed and presented properly for smooth service provisioning and business support. This paper defines a reference model for service usage information and an implementation model for establishing the functions needed to gather and process this information. The results of an service operation system as implemented in NTT multimedia service trials, currently underway in the city of Urayasu, are also described.