LSO Sonata APIs enable frictionless inter-carrier business operations.
Introducing LSO Sonata
MEF’s LSO (lifecycle service orchestration)
From subscriber intent to service realization, fully automated, within and between operators.
LSO Sonata - The Start of a Journey
1st Priority – Order Management Automation
Addressing Inter-Carrier connectivity
LSO Sonata is a part of the LSO Reference Architecture
The LSO Sonata Developer Release celebrated this week at MEF18 involves technical specifications and SDKs with the progression towards standardization related to serviceability, product inventory, quoting, and ordering APIs,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “We are delighted to advance the LSO Sonata API standardization with an eye toward production deployments for inter-provider orchestration of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet services starting in early 2019. We appreciate the dedication of key contributors who have been working hard to meet aggressive development targets. Further advancements to the set of LSO Sonata APIs will include support for the full range of MEF 3.0 services without changing the basic API structure itself thanks to the polymorphic approach used in collaboration with ONAP and TM Forum.
Roman Pacewicz, Chief Product Officer, AT&T Business
“This is a significant industry milestone. We’re proud of our leadership role working with MEF and other technology leaders to increase automation and reduce friction. Software-defined networking and network function virtualization continue to revolutionize how we create and manage networks and services. As we expand from the network to the edge, businesses around the globe will greatly benefit from MEF 3.0 services that will help deliver a seamless experience.”
Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network on Demand, Colt Technology Services
This release marks a significant milestone towards the adoption of a single common language across service providers for ordering and delivering services on each other’s networks. The availability of the new LSO Sonata API Developer Release enables us to extend the success of our on demand connectivity service portfolio to a much larger geographical coverage and bring significant benefits to our customer user experience. After the initial bilateral trials based on pre-standard APIs we at Colt are actively working with a number of partners to implement the new release in our production networks. Standardization enables us to simplify, scale and remove the cost of adoption. This is a huge achievement we are proud to be driving!
Laurent Leboucher, Vice President Architecture, Enablers and Security, Orange
Within Orange, we are proud to contribute to this new standard. The MEF LSO Sonata APIs based on TM Forum Open APIs are a cornerstone to develop on-demand cross carrier network services and create a global software connectivity platform for our enterprise & carrier customers.
Rosemary Cochran, Principal Analyst & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group
The top business driver for service providers migrating to new dynamic network offerings is the ability to provision services faster and more efficiently for their customers, according to results of the 2018 MEF-Vertical Systems Group survey. Standardized LSO Sonata APIs help service providers achieve this goal by automating the business-to-business interactions that take place in multi-provider environments. From our survey, the two most important benefits of implementing LSO Sonata APIs are to reduce the time from serviceability to activation and to improve quality of experience for customers.