The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance is a mobile telecommunications association of mobile
operators, vendors, manufacturers and research institutes. It was founded by major mobile operators in 2006 as an open
forum to evaluate candidate technologies to develop a common view of solutions for the next evolution of wireless
networks. The NGMN Alliance complements and supports standards organizations by providing a coherent view of
what mobile operators require.
The NGMN project Operational Efficiency (OPE) has taken the task to elaborate solutions and recommendations for
pushing the operational efficiency in NMGN networks and has produced recommendations on standards and
implementations. The NGMN OPE project strongly influenced the Top OPE Recommendations in the operational
The present document provides a gap analysis between NGMN Top OPE Recommendations and OAM capabilities
offered by 3GPP SA5 Integration Reference Points (IRPs).
Based on this gap analysis, it provides a support status of SA5 specifications against NGMN Top OPE
Recommendations. For each Top OPE Recommendation, the SA5 solution is described when it exists. Otherwise, some
action may be considered to address the Top OPE recommendation.
Based on that information, a support status is produced which can take the following values: