Amartus tackles complete life-cycle automation for on-demand inter-carrier connectivity using MEF Sonata APIs & Blockchain

Nov 19, 2019 | News and articles

Company worked with leading carriers and solution vendors on proof of concept (PoC) demonstration that will debut at MEF19 in LA.

November 18, 2019 | Los Angeles – Amartus, a leading innovator in inter-provider business negotiation systems and network automation software solutions, today announced the development of an open, multi-carrier, multi-vendor proof of concept (PoC) showcase titled Dynamic Connectivity and Commerce Enabled by MEF 3.0 and Blockchain. The PoC was developed in collaboration with network provider partners Sparkle, TATA Communications, Colt, and PCCW Global with solution vendors Clear and Accedian.

MEF LSO Sonata and Blockchain on display

The PoC will debut at MEF19 in Los Angeles and demonstrates the combined use of MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata and distributed ledger technology (DLT)/Blockchain to automate the end-to-end quote to cash process for on-demand inter-carrier MEF 3.0 connectivity services.

Building on the work of the award-winning MEF18 Fulfillment & Activation PoC, this MEF19 PoC adds DLT/Blockchain technologies for automated settlement and billing to complete the negotiation life-cycle.

Enterprises need on-demand information and communication technology (ICT) services to compete in the increasingly agile, global business environment. Cloud and enterprise software applications are already available on-demand, however the lack of on-demand inter-carrier connectivity services remains a key barrier.

Time to end manual service lifecycle management

“Carriers are at a watershed moment with inter-carrier connectivity services because current manual practices are no longer sustainable,” said Michael Kearns, Co-Founder & Head of New Product Innovation at Amartus. “Those carriers who successfully cross the chasm to offer on-demand services have un-precedented potential to unlock new revenue streams and increase market share. In near term by providing the On-demand connectivity for Enterprise large-scale shift to multi-cloud, in medium/long term to support Hyper-Automation of whole industries with Network Slicing.“

“As a leading global wholesale network provider, we are at the forefront of the industry in terms of on-demand services. By working in close collaboration with Amartus on industry standardization, network and process automation and PoCs, we gained invaluable insight into problems and solutions” said Daniele Mancuso, Chief Marketing Solutions and Business Development Officer at Sparkle.

A new, standardized solution to autonomously manage and reconcile inter-carrier operations

Amartus has consolidated its experience working with leading industry bodies including MEF, TMForum and, more recently, the GLF Communication Blockchain Network (CBN) and partners over the past two years to introduce nBrace™ a pioneering solution that will allow network providers to autonomously negotiate and manage on-demand inter-carrier connectivity services in real/near-real time via a direct, trusted, secure and private environment.

Amartus will demonstrate nBrace™ at MEF19 both in the MEF PoC Showcase area and at the Amartus booth 514.