Definition of a Service Delivery Platform for Service Exposure and Service Orchestration in Next Generation Networks
Modern telecommunication networks and classical roles of operators are subject to fundamental change. Many network operators are currently seeking for new sources to generate revenue by exposing network capabilities to 3rd party service providers. At the same time the authors can observe that applications on the World Wide Web (WWW) are becoming more mature in terms of the definition of APIs that are offered towards other services. The combinations of those services are commonly referred to as Web 2.0 mash-ups. This paper describes the approach to prototype a policy-based service broker function for Next Generation Networks (NGN)-based telecommunications service delivery platforms to provide flexible service exposure anchor points for service integration into so called mash-ups and mechanisms for the orchestration of service enablers.