SDxCentral – MEF and TM Forum are teaming up with multiple service providers working to standardize Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) application programming interfaces (APIs) to orchestrate services across multiple networks. The providers also leading the effort include AT&T, Orange, Colt, Comcast, Level 3, PCCW, Sparkle, Verizon, CableLabs, and Kyrio. Together they hope to develop a suite of inter-provider LSO APIs that use the MEF LSO Framework and the TM Forum Open API framework.
“A growing number of service providers are offering or planning to offer on-demand services, and they want to make them widely available without being constrained by the limits of their own physical network footprint,” says Stan Hubbard, Director of Communications & Research, MEF “But to expand service reach and deliver more dynamic services, they need a standards-based approach that facilitates interoperability with other providers and supports end-to-end service automation.”
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