ZTEsoft, a subsidiary of ZTE, has released its proprietary ZSmart application programming interface (API) management solution, which is designed to help build enterprise IT to enable telecoms operators to more easily and quickly build their partner businesses across B2B, B2C and B2B2C business models.
The ZSmart API management solution allows CSPs to expose their data and services to internal development teams and external digital ecosystems. Using ZSmart API Management, the applications of developers and partners, including OTT, M2M (machine-to-machine) solution providers and MVNOs (mobile virtual network providers) can be quickly and easily integrated with CSPs’ backend systems, enabling the delivery of high value content and services to end-customers.
The ZSmart API management solution provides a full range of services including an automated on-boarding process for new partners, access to a range of APIs covering all major service requirements, and complete billing and payments management.
The solution has been created using easy-access service-oriented software architecture, which ensures a simple, secured interface for end-users. The solution features end-to-end services for the entire API lifecycle, enabling CSPs to strategise, monetise and manage their partners.
It also includes a full range of services which allow each partner to manage its own billing flow including billing initialisation, monthly ledger aggregation, accounting, ledger exporting, bill making and bill reconciliation.
“We see the ZSmart API management solution as key in creating agile IT infrastructure that will simplify business operations and create flexible businesses than can build a strong and healthy ecosystem with third parties,” said ZTEsoft chief architect, Mr. Xiao Zhengcang.