This TS is part of a TS-family which describes the requirements and information model necessary for the
Telecommunication Management (TM) of 3G systems. The TM principles and TM architecture are specified in
and TS 32.102
A 3G system is composed of a multitude of Network Elements (NE) of various types and, typically, different vendors, which inter-operate in a co-ordinated manner in order to satisfy the network users' communication requirements.
Any evaluation of PLMN-system behaviour will require performance data collected and recorded by its NEs according
to a schedule established by the EM.
This aspect of the management environment is termed Performance Management (PM). The purpose of any PM activity
is to collect performance related data, which can be used to locate potential problems in the network.
This TS specifies the overall requirements for the Performance Management Integration Reference Point (PMIRP) as it applies to the Network Elements (NE), Element Manager (EM) and Network Manager (NM).