Evaluation criteria for management of large communication networks

Karel Richta, Ivan Vrana, Jan Vrána

This paper discusses aspects of how to compare suitability of different approaches for building and operating a system to support a telecommunication network configuration management. Proposed evaluation criteria will serve for comparison of main features and effectiveness of individual implementation methods considered for the network management. Applying these criteria can help to select such an implementation method, which enable reduction of errors, better exploitation of capacity of individual network elements and significant reduction of hardware costs.