3 Definitions and abbreviations

32.6423GPPConfiguration Management (CM)Network Resource Model (NRM)Release 11Telecommunication managementTSUTRAN network resources Integration Reference Point (IRP)

3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the following terms and definitions apply. For terms and definitions not found here, please refer to 3GPP TS 32.101 [1], 3GPP TS 32.102 [2] and 3GPP TS 32.600 [14].

Antenna: Within the present document an Antenna is the set of radiating elements involved in the transmission and reception of Radio Frequency energy to support the Uu interface of a UTRAN cell. See Annex B for more detail.

Association: In general it is used to model relationships between Managed Objects. Associations can be implemented in several ways, such as:

1) name bindings,

2) reference attributes, and

3) association objects.

This IRP stipulates that containment associations shall be expressed through name bindings, but it does not stipulate the implementation for other types of associations as a general rule. These are specified as separate entities in the object models (UML diagrams).

Managed Element (ME): An instance of the Information Object Class ManagedElement defined in TS 32.622 [16].

Managed Object (MO): In the context of the present document, a Managed Object (MO) is a software object that encapsulates the manageable characteristics and behaviour of a particular Network Resource. The MO is instance of a MO class defined in a MIM/NRM. This class, called Information Object Class (IOC) has attributes that provide information used to characterize the objects that belong to the class (the term "attribute" is taken from TMN and corresponds to a "property" according to CIM). Furthermore, the IOC can have operations that represent the behaviour relevant for that class (the term "operation" is taken from TMN and corresponds to a "method" according to CIM). The IOC may support the emission of notifications that provide information about an event occurrence within a network resource.

Management Information Model (MIM): Also referred to as NRM – see the definition below.

Network Resource Model (NRM): A model representing the actual managed telecommunications network resources that a System is providing through the subject IRP. An NRM identifies and describes the IOCs, their associations, attributes and operations. The NRM is also referred to as "MIM" (see above), which originates from the ITU-T TMN.

Node B: A logical node responsible for radio transmission/reception in one or more cells to/from the User Equipment.
It terminates the Iub interface towards the RNC.

TMA Subunit: See TS 25.466 [21].

Tower Mounted Amplifier: See TS 25.466 [21].

3.2 Abbreviations

For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:

CIM Common Information Model

CN Core Network

DN Distinguished Name (see 3GPP TS 32.300 [13])

EM Element Manager

FDD Frequency Division Duplex

FM Fault Management

IOC Information Object Class

IRAT Inter-RAT (Radio Access Technology)

IRP Integration Reference Point

Iub Interface between RNC and Node B

Mcps Mega-chips per second

ME Managed Element

MIM Management Information Model

MO Managed Object

NE Network Element

NM Network Manager

NR Neighbour cell Relation

NRM Network Resource Model

PM Performance Management

PS Packet Switched

RDN Relative Distinguished Name (see 3GPP TS 32.300 [13])

RET Remote control of Electrical Tilting (RET) antenna

RNC Radio Network Controller

TDD Time Division Duplex

TMA Tower Mounted Amplifier

TMN Telecommunications Management Network

UML Unified Modelling Language

UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

UTRA Universal Terrestrial Radio Access

UTRAN Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network