What are the similarities and differences between OSS and NMS? I've been looking for accurate definitions.
Wikipedia's entry on operations support systems (OSS) offers a pretty good definition: A network management system (NMS) is just part of OSS, which also includes service fulfillment (including activation, provisioning and delivery), service assurance, customer care, and billing.
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