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This guide is designed for those who want to use the Broadband Provisioning Registrar (BPR) application programming interface (API) to integrate their existing operations support system (OSS) with the provisioning capabilities of BPR.
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This guide describes how to use the BPR provisioning API to integrate OSS and billing systems with BPR. This guide provides conceptual information about integration and provisioning, use cases that illustrate the use of API calls, and information about the interfaces, classes, and methods of BPR. The major sections of this guide are:
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Posted: Thu Apr 10 04:24:48 PDT 2003
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