As part of an ambitious drive towards greater digitalization and softwarization of its services, Orange Wholesale has integrated its first MEF partners’ API.
This API integration extends the reach of Orange Wholesale’s EVPL (Ethernet Virtual Private Line) Online service to thousands of new customer premises in Europe by allowing our users to seamlessly access our partner’s footprint. This represents an addition of about 80 PoPs and thousands of private sites to our EVPL online offer, making it available in 29 countries (11 with private sites).
Access to this complementary network allows us to keep and build on our digital, real-time, global EVPL Online service promise.
In addition to this expanded reach, customer benefits include easier procurement, with real-time feasibility, firm quotations, flexible commercial models and easy ordering. Online customer journey has been updated to integrate our partners’ constraints, as technical settings are now managed in 2nd step and local contacts are requested in the journey. Service management is vastly simplified, as Orange Wholesale is the unique point of contact of the customer, responsible for the servicing of the end-to-end EVPL service setup.
After the publication of our MEF 3.0 Sonata compliant APIs for EVPL online, this foray into Partner APIs makes us one of the very few players present on both the partner aggregation and asset exposure sides of the APIs coin. It effectively positions our offering as a true one-stop-shop for on-demand connectivity.
Expanding our one-stop-shop for global connectivity
Juliette Morel, Marketing Offer Manager, explains the significance of this development:
This first partner’s integration via APIs is a key step in our NaaS ambition to provide a large on-demand and automated network to our customers. Using and exposing APIs on our on-demand services enables us to gain efficiency in our operational processes and to propose a unique and valuable NaaS platform to our customers.
Orange Wholesale remains committed to onboard key partners and provide end-to-end connectivity services via Web portal or APIs and to expand our one-stop-shop for global connectivity with an ever-greater number of “As-a-Service” offers.
Orange Wholesale’s NaaS vision combines the comprehensiveness of an established multi-connectivity wholesaler with the agility of a pure data player. We believe that in this world of shared performance through collaboration, APIzation based on common standards is the best way to deliver added value to all our customers and partners.