The Telecom Management and Operations Committee (TMOC) develops operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning standards, and other documentation related to Operations Support System (OSS) and Network Element (NE) functions and interfaces for communications networks - with an emphasis on standards development related to U.S.A. communication networks in coordination with the development of international standards.


The scope of the work in TMOC includes the development of standards and other documentation for communications network operations and management areas, such as: Configuration Management, Performance Management (including in-service transport performance management), Fault Management, Security Management (including management plane security), Accounting Management, Coding/Language Data Representation, Common/Underlying Management Functionality/Technology, and Ancillary Functions (such as network tones and announcements). This work requires close and coordinated working relationships with other domestic and international standards development organizations and industry forums.

Historial Information on AIP and CLDR Subcommittees

On March 1, 2013, the TMOC agreed to eliminate the TMOC AIP and CLDR subcommittees, and to only meet at the Plenary level going forward. For historical purposes, information on the AIP and CLDR subcommittees is located below:

Architecture, Interfaces, and Protocol (AIP) Subcommittee

Mission: The TMOC Architecture, Interfaces, and Protocol (AIP) Subcommittee develops AIP standards and other specifications related to Operations, Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning (OAM&P) of communications networks, including Operations Support System (OSS) and Network Element (NE) functions and interfaces, supporting interoperability for both internal and external business needs of the Provider.

Scope: The scope of the work in TMOC-AIP includes the areas of:

  • Accounting Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Performance Management
  • Fault Management and Trouble Administration
  • Security Management

This work specifically emphasizes OAM&P support for Next Generation Network (NGN) carrier interconnection arrangements and NGN networks and services management.

The TMOC-AIP Subcommittee included the former IPTV OSS Task Force, and the Accounting Management Task Force. The Accounting Management Task Force developed standards and other specifications concerning Next Generation Network (NGN) resource usage data recording, collection, and charging, and supported other ATIS Committees dealing with billing settlements between supplier partners.

Coding and Language Data Representation (CLDR) Subcommittee

Mission: The mission of the CLDR SC is the development of standards and technical reports to facilitate information sharing across administrative boundaries for Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning (OAM&P) issues in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry worldwide.

Scope: The CLDR scope includes, but is not limited to:

  • Coding/Encoding schemes to facilitate information interchange between Operations Support Systems  and human to machine interfaces.
  • Development of unique data representation of technologies in concert with the business requirements of the user communities.
  • Mapping of CLDR SC American National Standards to business related information required for OAM&P processes
  • Development of position recommendations to TMOC on related subjects generated by or to other U.S. and international standards development organizations and/or forums.