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Network management

In telecommunication, network management is the execution of the set of functions required for controlling, planning, allocating, deploying, coordinating, and monitoring the resources of a telecommunications network, including performing functions such as initial network planning, frequency allocation, predetermined traffic routing to support load balancing, cryptographic key distribution authorization, configuration management, fault management, security management, performance management, and accounting management[?].

Note: Network management does not include user terminal equipment.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

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