The Case for Standardized and Automated Inter-Provider Business Interface

2020 Feb

Summary:

This paper is aimed at those decision makers within ICT-SPs (Information and Communications Technologies Service Providers including traditional telcos, MSOs, MNOs, cloud operators and other entities involved in wholesale supply of data services) and their wholesale data services partners that are discussing adoption of standardized and automated inter-provider business interfaces.


Abstract

This paper is aimed at those decision makers within ICT-SPs (Information and Communications Technologies Service Providers including traditional telcos, MSOs, MNOs, cloud operators and other entities involved in wholesale supply of data services) and their wholesale data services partners that are discussing adoption of standardized and automated inter-provider business interfaces.

The paper explains the market drivers for inter-provider business automation resulting from enterprise customer demands from their service providers, and how those market drivers are passed through to wholesale partners of the service providers.

The concept of standardized and automated inter-provider business interfaces for different busi- ness activities is explained, and how they are essential to meet enterprise expectations.

The business outcomes of investment by service providers and wholesale partners in standardized and automated business interfaces are laid out together with quantitative examples for wholesale partners.