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Reply LS on Progressing the Multi SDO Autonomous Network coordination

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2021-03-18
From Group 3GPP-TSG-SA-WG5
From Contact Zou Lan
To Group IETF
To Contacts The IETF Chair <>
Cc The IESG <>
The IETF Chair <>
Response Contact
Purpose For information
Attachments S5-212310 Reply LS to TMF on Progressing the Multi SDO Autonomous Network coordination - ∏±±æ
1. Overall Description:

SA5 thanks TM Forum for their LS on S5-212026 “Progressing the Multi SDO
Autonomous Network coordination” and S5-212309 “Postponement of Multi SDO
Autonomous Network inter SDO strategic meeting to 15th March”.

SA5 is currently working on Rel-17 standardization work which covers many
technical topics which are closely related to autonomous networks such as
autonomous networks levels, intent driven management, self-organizing network,
management data analytics, close loop assurance etc.

SA5 has discussed the LS and would like to provide the following feedback:
1.      For the Inter SDO Planning work, we believe that we should first focus
on the alignment of following topics: -       Multi-SDO collaboration
objectives -       Business vision and motivations -       Way of capturing
collaboration agreement

2.      For the Technical co-ordination work, our opinion is the following:
-       The Multi-SDO coordination should take into account of existing
available deliverables and align the standardization work across different
groups as much as possible. -       The coordination work should consider the
alignment of following technical aspects: -       Alignment of Autonomous
networks related concepts and definitions, e.g. -       Autonomous Networks -  
    Intent driven interactions -       Control loops -       Autonomous
Networks Levels -       Autonomous Domain -       More to be added if needed - 
     Sharing related use cases -       Coordination on the architectural
framework -       Coordination on the key features and related multi-players
interoperable management services to be supported towards autonomous networks -
      Proof of Concept to show the Multi-SDO coordination achievement

SA5 is happy to cooperate with TM Forum and other SDOs on autonomous networks,
and jointly produce a harmonized view.

2. Actions:
To TM Forum: Please take the above information into account and provide
feedback if needed. SA5 would also like TM Forum to consider to avoid the
following SA5 meeting time when planning for future Multi-SDO activities.

3. Date of Next TSG-SA WG5 Meetings:
SA5#137e        10-19 May 2021  Electronic meeting
SA5#138 23-27 August 2021       TBC
SA5#139 11-15 October 2021      TBC
SA5#140 15-19 November 2021     TBC