ABSTRACT: GR-2934 discusses the present and future mode of software management of Network Elements (NEs) and presents a set of requirements for a
high-speed access platform. While software management is the first application that has been considered for the high-speed access
platform, other Operations Administration Maintenance and Provisioning (OAM&P) applications that share the same infrastructure are
described in the Appendixes of this document.
In addition to Software Management, other OAM&P functions include Recent Change and Verification (RC/V), Usage Data Collection,
Network Data Collection, and Maintenance Channel Interfaces. GR-2934 also presents a protocol migration strategy in order to move from
the current dial-up architecture using proprietary protocols to an open systems architecture using standard protocols across a Data
Communications Network (DCN). The DCN architecture, using a high-speed access platform, is expected to provide a number of benefits
above the current schemes employed today.