One of the functionality areas that distinguishes the COS software suite from our competitors is the support for multiple service providers on a shared network — with close to the same control as if it was their own infrastructure and hardware platform. There are provider-specific roles that can be used to enable services, extract lists of properties connected to the network (that they can market to), trigger service provisioning, access diagnostic data and more..
But for certain business models and situations, the providers might look for a higher degree of automation and an increased level of integration into their own operations platforms. This can be accomplished through the COS Service Provider API. Imagine the power of allowing a subscriber to sign up for your service on your own website, and have that service automatically activated within a minute on an infrastructure you didn’t spend a dime building or operating. That is just one example of what COS can offer service providers on an Open Access network operated with COS Business Engine.