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Internet on board sponsoring managed in partnership between public transport company and CSP

  • Public transport company buys a connectivity offer for internet on board from the CSP
  • CSP delivers the internet on board offer
  • CSP provides to public transport company all needed technical information to integrate CSP API (web portal credentials, name of the API bundle corresponding to the subscribed offer
  • The public transport company integrates the API with its own IT system and proceeds to their deployment
  • CSP generates a voucher and provides it (push mode) to final customer
    • Voucher is considered as a "free" offer
    • CSP registers voucher in its product inventory with a validity period
  • Final customer buys a transport ticket including internet on board service to public transport company using voucher
  • Public transport company sells ticket and registers voucher
    • By using Product Inventory API, public transport company can check voucher validity and update CSP product inventory to indicate that voucher has been used
  • At the end of billing period, CSP:
    • Rates internet on board offer
    • Rates voucher
    • Can
      • Invoice public transport company subtracting voucher amount from invoice total amount
        • By using Billing API, public transport company can receive bill items corresponding to its invoice
      • OR Invoice public transport company and calculates settlements to payback public transport company
        • By using Billing API , CSP can send settlements note advice to public transport company

The diagram below summarizes the sequence of actions:

Figure 13 Internet on board sponsoring management
Profiling option management
Assumption: There is no payback process from CSP to public transport company related to voucher use because cost of voucher is supposed to be included in profiling offer cost

  • CSP proposes to final customer a free offer allowing CSP to provide customer data to public transport company for analysis purposes in exchange for vouchers
    • Final customer agrees and indicates which data can be used and for what kind of partner
    • CSP updates its product inventory
  • CSP proposes profiling offer to public transport companies
  • Public transport company buys the profiling offer from the CSP
  • CSP delivers the profiling offer
  • Public transport company uses offer and selects customer ( explicit list or corresponding to given criteria) to be queried
    • Product inventory API is used to update public transport company product inventory
  • Public transport company performs queries
    • Beyond a given threshold, CSP generates a discount voucher in its product inventory with a validity period and provides it to final customer
  • Final customer buys a service to public transport company using voucher
  • Public transport company sells service and registers voucher
    • By using Product Inventory API, public transport company can check voucher validity and update CSP product inventory
  • At the end of billing period, CSP:
    • Rates profiling offer
    • Invoices public transport company
      • By using Billing API, public transport company can receive bill items corresponding to its invoice

The diagram below summarizes the sequence of actions:









Figure 14 Internet on board profiling option management

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