LSO Interlude

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MEF LSO Interlude APIs

Within the LSO Framework, LSO Interlude APIs address the operational layer of interactions between service providers for delivered MEF standard services, like performance monitoring and fault management. They support end-to-end automation and orchestration of digital services at the LSO Interlude Interface Reference Point in the LSO Reference Architecture.

LSO Interlude APIs combine operational API functionalities with service payloads (data schema). For example, MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet services can be orchestrated using LSO Interlude and LSO Allegro APIs for full end-to-end service automation at the operational layer of Carrier Ethernet services across multiple providers within a supply chain.

The related LSO Interlude SDK and standards can be used with a range of MEF-standardized services.

Diagram LSO APIs for Operational Automation

LSO Interlude Interface Reference Point

LSO Interlude is the reference point in the LSO Framework between the service orchestration layer of the service provider and the wholesale partner, enabling control-related management interactions.

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Educational Materials:

MEF 3.0 Workshop – End-to-End Service Automation – LSO Framework and API Standardization — 2019 Nov

Product Portfolio: APIs, LSO Interlude

MEF’s LSO Reference Architecture guides agile development of standardized LSO APIs that enable end-to-end automation of MEF 3.0 services across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains (e.g., Optical Transport, CE, IP, 5G, etc.).

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Technical Standards & SDKs:

LSO Framework Release ‘Fergie’ — 2023 Jun

Product Portfolio: LSO Allegro, LSO Cantata, LSO Legato, LSO Sonata, LSO Presto, LSO Interlude

The theme of this release is the complete Business APIs Suite (by adding Product Catalog and Product Offering Availability and Pricing Discovery APIs). It also enriches the Operational API Suite by adding Performance Monitoring and Passive Statistics and Streaming Management.

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MEF 136 Allegro, Interlude and Legato Service Function Testing Business Requirements & Use Cases — 2023 Apr

Product Portfolio: LSO Allegro, LSO Legato, LSO Interlude

This document defines the Business Requirements and Use Cases to support Service Function Testing (SFT) at the Allegro, Interlude, and Legato Interface Reference Points.

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MEF 133 Allegro, Interlude and Legato Fault Management and Performance Monitoring BR&UC — 2023 Feb

Product Portfolio: LSO Allegro, LSO Legato, LSO Interlude

This document defines the Business Requirements and Use Cases to support Performance Moni-toring at the Allegro, Interlude and Legato Interface Reference Points (IRPs).

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MEF 76 Service Control Business Requirements and Use Cases — 2022 Oct

Product Portfolio: LSO Interlude

Tags: Cloud

This standard defines business requirements and use cases for modifying values of service attributes elastically.

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What Can I Achieve with LSO Interlude APIs?

Either standalone, or together with LSO Allegro APIs, LSO Interlude automates digital services end-to-end—from the subscriber through to the service provider and any partner operators.

LSO Interlude APIs support operations automation of a range of MEF services, thus empowering the enterprise with self-service control of digital services.

MEF LSO Interlude API advantages:

  • Enable dynamic service capabilities to off-net subscribers.
  • Support policy-driven control of service attributes.
  • Deliver transparent off-net service performance visibility.
  • Accelerate provisioning cycles.
  • Empower service providers with frictionless self-service control of digital services.
  • Avoid costly, non-scalable proprietary interfaces that may lock the service provider into a wholesale partner.
  • Enable end-to-end service automation across multiple providers.
  • Accelerate problem solving and minimize human intervention in the user experience.

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Engage in Enhancing Customer Experience through LSO Interlude

LSO Interlude APIs that enable automated operations activities by the service provider opposite the wholesale partner are constantly being enhanced by the MEF membership. As a MEF member, you can help lead the industry in enabling this enhanced experience for enterprises. Find the latest project work in the MEF 3.0 LSO Interlude Hub on the MEF Members’ Wiki.

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