Have you ever imagined automating the tedious process of telecom carrier relations management? Well, in the world of TelecomsXChange (TCXC), dreams are becoming a reality. We are excited to share this example to show you how we’ve utilized the power of Python and the TCXC API to bring about a significant transformation in the way Carrier Relations Management is done.
In telecom, managing carrier relations involves a lot of repetitive tasks like searching for routes, comparing rates, and connecting with different vendors. These tasks require meticulous attention and often involve a high degree of redundancy. But what if you could automate all this? Imagine the hours of labor, the scope of errors, and the inefficiencies that could be cut down! That’s precisely what we’ve achieved with our Python script using the TCXC API.
We started this exciting example project by using the Python programming language’s capabilities, well-known for its simplicity and wide range of applications. Coupled with the TelecomsXChange API, a comprehensive platform offering access to a global marketplace of telecom routes, the platform is set out to automate the entire process of carrier relations.
The first task was to search for potential routes. Using the TCXC Market View API, our script automatically searches for the routes based on our defined criteria. We added a fun touch to our script, using emojis to bring some life to the logs. As it scours the database, it keeps you updated with a search emoji followed by a string, “Searching TCXC market view database …”
Once we have the routes, the script proceeds to compare the rates. It only selects the ones with rates below a specific threshold, optimizing cost-effectiveness.
The last step is interconnection. If the script finds a desirable route with an acceptable rate, it sends a request for interconnection using the Interconnect API. The log then reflects the success of the operation with a message: “Successfully interconnect with i_connection.”
All the events, from starting the search to completing the interconnection, are recorded in an informative log file. To ensure transparency and immediacy of information, the log also shows up in the console in real-time when the script runs. Once the operation completes, an email is triggered to relevant departments, notifying them of the details.
This entire process, which could typically consume
hours of manual work, is now done in a matter of minutes. But the benefits are not merely in terms of time saved. The automation brings with it increased accuracy, minimized human error, and an enhanced ability to handle larger volumes of work.
We’ve prepared a video demonstrating the script in action and shared it on our YouTube channel. You can check it out here:
If you’d like to try it yourself, we’ve open-sourced the code on GitHub: See code
Automating carrier relations with Python and the TCXC API has proven to be a game-changer. It represents the fascinating possibilities when programming meets telecom. It’s a powerful testament to the efficiencies and innovations that can be achieved in the telecom world through automation.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments from our side. Until then, happy coding!