Sharing infrastructure with MVNO

service integration for telco

Under an inter-operator agreement, a mobile phone operator agreed to share its infrastructure with a Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). Building support architecture for overlapping business processes of both operators was accompanied by a decision to introduce an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

The implementation of the ESB enabled the compatible activity of the services for numerous virtual operators while simultaneously preserving autonomy and separate management. Later on, it also facilitated providing services to an additional MVNO. In a broad context, ESB benefited our client with unified services and data provided by other systems, which were gradually covered by the designed architecture.

Observing economic guidelines concerning expenses, as well as the client’s approval of open source, influenced the choice of technology: a light Apache ServiceMix platform, which was additionally equipped with administrative and monitoring tools adapted to the client’s specific needs.

Customising an ESB to the ongoing business needs of the wireless provider was the first implementation of an ESB by TouK. Similar projects were implemented for a few other clients.