A wholesale operator in the Asia Pacific region is made aware that its sole international service provider customer is keen to have all their wholesale connectivity service partners implement open standard LSO APIs so that they can automate business processes between them. Currently, quote and order interactions between them are handled by a proprietary API.
The Asia Pacific wholesale operator decides that it will implement the LSO APIs for interoperability with its current international service provider customer for two reasons—primarily, to increase their competitive edge over other wholesale operator suppliers of their service provider customer; secondly, to increase the potential for revenue from other retail service providers that have also implemented an LSO API on the buy side.
After requesting sponsorship from its service provider customer, the wholesale operator engages with an LSO Solution Provider for its first LSO API implementation (LSO Quote), uses the LSO OIT service to test the implementation during integration, and then certifies the LSO API—all through the LSO Springboard program. It is then introduced to other LSO buyers who use the LSO Quote API to receive quotes from the wholesale operator, resulting in new business from multiple service provider customers.