The objective of this specification is to define a set of Solution Profiles (SPs) for Interface IRPs. Each SP identifies the necessary and sufficient subset of the 3GPP IRP defined solutions (solutions) required for the network management of a specific operating environment or domain, including that defined for the converged management environments.
A specific operating environment or domain is characterised by a set of Requirement statements. In other words, the solutions identified in a specific SP would satisfy the Requirements listed in that same SP.
An SP, in its simplest form, is nothing else than a list of solutions (e.g. 3GPP IRP defined operations). The purpose is to place a combination of solutions under a common (SP) name so that:
Operators and vendors need not decide arbitrarily which solutions are to be used to satisfy the Requirements;
There is one document where readers can have a clear view of solutions, specified in various IRP specifications, required to satisfy the Requirements.
This version of the TS contains a number of SPs defined in clause 4 and onwards, one clause for each SP.