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Terms of Reference (ToR) for ETSI Project  End-to-End Network Architectures (E2NA) Working Group ARCH

Approved at ETSI Board#89

E2NA Architecture WG (ARCH) shall

  • Develop the Stage 2 architecture requirements in the scope of E2NA, providing an input for detailed Stage 2 and Stage 3 work to be done in the ETSI organizations that are members of the project:

o    Defining the end-to-end architectural aspects suited to support the services specified in the Requirement documents of the E2NA Project

o    Considering inputs received from the member organizations and assuring the support of the corresponding features by the architecture

o    Providing input to the member organizations and receiving their recommendations in order to assure the coherence with the architecture of the specifications that are in their scope

Delegate and collaborate with the EP WG and the member organizations in EP E2NA to specify parts of the Architecture that require specific expertise and cannot be developed inside the Architecture WG itself  

  • Provide indications to the EP Requirements WG, member organizations and to the Plenary on the need of WI revision to allow E2NA to maintain an up to date and optimized Work Plan 

Areas of activity

  • To document the Network Architecture for EP E2NA, specifically:

o    Focusing on Service and Network inter-working and interconnection at the service, control and transport level, for the evolution of the Operator Networks,Corporate Networks, and Customer Premises Networks (CPNs),  including  coverage of security aspects, network management and testing

o    Addressing the support of Multimedia services and architecture

o    Providing support for emergency services in coherence with the other covered areas

o    Supporting an optimized interconnection with mobile and cable networks

o    Considering accounting and charging aspects

o    Considering regulatory aspects

o    Considering numbering, routing and naming

  • To ensure alignment with other relevant standard groups such as 3GPP and BBF, and avoid Stage 2 overlaps

Collaboration with other bodies (both inside and outside ETSI)

  • Cooperation with ETSI groups external to the E2NA project.
  • Cooperation with other appropriate bodies, in line with ETSI’s external relations.