Six Years of Telecom API Coverage

Mind Commerce is pleased to celebrate six (6) years of covering the Telecom Application Programming Interface (API) marketplace.  Contact Mind Commerce to learn more.

Mind Commerce Telecom API Coverage


Recognizing First Five Years of Telecom API Reports from Mind Commerce

Mind Commerce research has covered Telecom APIs, communication-enabled apps, SDKs, GUIs, and other aspects of Programmable Telecom.

These capabilities enable various carrier and third-party apps and services such as WebRTC.  Our research practice in this area has resulted in many reports on these topics.

Mind Commerce was one of the first analyst firms to see the importance of Telecom APIs.  We have also arguably been the preeminent analyst firm in terms of our coverage as measured by published reports and support for the ecosystem.

What is a Telecom API?

Telecom Application Programming Interfaces (API) capitalize on existing network infrastructure and platforms to facilitate many new business opportunities for global Communication Service Providers (CSP) to offer Business-to-Business (B2B) services in a Data as a Service (DaaS) basis. CSPs offer data over Telecom APIs in a DaaS model to data aggregators as well as direct to enterprise customers and Over-the-Top (OTT) players.

DaaS is defined as any service offered wherein users can access vendor provided databases or host their own databases on vendor managed systems. DaaS is expected to grow significantly in the near future due to a few dominant themes including cloud-based infrastructure/services, enterprise data syndication, and the consumer services trend towards Everything as a Service (XaaS).

The Telecom API ecosystem includes APIs, data services, and analytics that provide business-to-business (B2B) services to OTT and enterprise customers.  Ecosystem participants are comprised of network operators, application developers, and telecom API brokers that facilitate access to telecom data, application development, and service delivery. Services include both business-to-consumer (B2C) and B2B applications. Data is both structured and unstructured (e.g. Big Data) and service optimization relies upon target marketing and customer intimacy that will benefit from various predictive analytics.

Telecom API Market Drivers

CSPs are increasingly looking towards “asymmetric” ways in which to monetize their assets in terms of network and customers. This represents a fast growing secondary revenue stream for CSPs as they sell services on a wholesale basis to various third parties.

In response to the growing threat of all apps being completely OTT based, with little or no carrier involvement, Leading CSPs such as AT&T realized as early as 2011 that they needed to start programs to open up network assets as well as databases to third-parties as a means of establishing and maintaining their own application development community.  In 2013, AT&T launched an Enterprise-Focused API Program relying upon Telecom APIs.

For more information about CSPs in the Telecom API Marketplace, see:

Communication Service Providers (CSP) and the Telecom API Ecosystem

The global application development community is becoming increasingly aware of Telecom APIs as a means of accessing data for a variety of communications-enabled applications. One leading beneficiary is WebRTC, which provides a framework, protocols, and API that facilitates real-time interactive voice, video and data in via a Web browser.

Other important areas related to Telecom APIs include Telecom Application Development, Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Programmable Telecom, Communication Enabled Apps, Embedded Communications.

Programmable Telecom

The term Programmable Telecom is an important one as it pertains to the general notion of leveraging telecommunications capabilities by way of Telecom APIs as well as other tools including SDKs, GUIs, open source platforms, and other methods.

The Programmable Telecom Ecosystem is largely a bottoms-up organism.  One of the most important leader/facilitator individuals in Alan Quayle and his TAD Summit and TAD Hack programs.  TAD simply stands for Telecom Application Development.

Mind Commerce sees these ongoing programs as key to the facilitation of third-party development for Telecom API enable apps and services.

Latest Telecom API Report

The telecommunications Application Programming Interface (API) marketplace has significantly matured in recent years.  During this period, we have seen network operators leverage APIs to derive wholesale transaction revenue as well as communication-enabled application revenue.

The latest Mind Commerce report builds upon five years of Telecom API research from Mind Commerce

Telecom API Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 provides an in-depth assessment of the global Telecom API market, including business models, value chain analysis, operator strategies and a quantitative assessment of the industry from 2017 to 2022. The report also addresses other important areas within Programmable Telecom including telecom GUIs, SDKs, and API Platforms.



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Where to Canadian Healthcare and HealthTech Professionals Learn about How New Technologies?

Canada’s healthcare system is the subject of much political controversy and debate in the country. Some question the efficiencies of the current system to deliver treatments in a timely fashion and advocate adopting a private system similar to the US. Conversely, there are worries that privatization would lead to inequalities in the health system with only the wealthy being able to afford certain treatments (Canadian Healthcare).

3rd Annual IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit AI, M2M, Blockchain and New Tech for Health Professionals May 15 and 16, 2018. Toronto, ON


In timely fashion, here comes IoT, Big data, and Artificial intelligence which are and can play an integral role as a game changer of the healthcare sector. Healthcare environments produce a tremendous amount of information because of their process, engagement of multiple players and high volume of users. That data is only going to increase as baby-boomers reach retirement age and require better and more frequent healthcare services.

An opportunity for the ICT industry and health practitioners to discuss the outlook for the Canadian healthcare system

With large cohorts of an aging population and aging infrastructure, service delivery becomes expensive and difficult for cities and governments. Automating systems through utilization of IoT, Big Data, and M2M tools and technologies demonstrate great opportunity to reduce operating costs significantly, utilize those savings more effectively, and provide better services to communities.

The 3rd Annual IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit; AI, M2M, Blockchain and New Tech for Health Professionals will take place on May 15 and 16, 2018 at BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto, Ontario.

The objective of the conference is to bring the whole healthcare industry under one roof and provide a platform for healthcare practitioners to understand opportunities and challenges IoT, Big Data and other new technologies and tools like Blockchain, AI and M2M offer to Canadian healthcare system.


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AI meets Digital Twin Technology

As a market research company dedicated to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) marketplace, Mind Commerce is no stranger to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and next generation technologies and solutions such as Digital Twinning.

In fact, we we see AI converging with many aspects of ICT including Internet of Things (IoT) in support of cyber-physical convergence within many industrial verticals.

Artificial Intelligence Integration


Mind Commerce has covered AI technology and solutions integration as well as AI convergence with other key technologies and solutions such as Big Data Analytics and IoT in our reports such as Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support Services 2017 – 2022.

AI Convergence with Digital Twin Technology

Mind Commerce has also analyzed the role of AI in support of digital twins technology in our report entitled Internet of Things (IoT) Digital Twinning: Market Outlook for IoT enabled Physical to Virtual Mapping and Management 2017 – 2022 in which we assess the role of Digital Twinning in many IoT Operations processes including IoT Application Development, Testing and Control.

Digital Twin Technology and Industrial Convergence

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We also see Digital Twin technology as a key beneficiary and enabler of Teleoperation, which represents the remote control of assets, typically involving machinery of some type such as a robot.

This is all part of what Mind Commerce sees as important to Industrial Convergence.

AI to Help Digital Twin Solutions Learn

Now there is a company engaged in the convergence of Digital Twinning and AI known as SWIM that is developing solutions to make IoT smarter.  One of the ways they are doing this is through transformation of edge data into useful insights.

AI meets Digital Twin Technology at SWIM

The company’s solution known as SWIM EDX is a cloud-based solution that is designed to efficiently support edge computing by learning from the local computational environment.  They are positioning their solution as flexible for the entry-level enterprise yet scalable as edge computing volumes grow.

AI, Big Data Analytics, Digital Twins, Edge Computing, and IoT

To learn more about the convergence of the aforementioned technologies, Contact Mind Commerce for an initial consultation and/or briefing about your company.

Mind Commerce is a business information services company that provides research and strategic analysis for and about the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

Our ICT research provides key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities. Our ICT research provides insights into the impact of emerging technologies on existing value chains including industry disruption and ecosystem evolution.

Our practice areas include: Artificial Intelligence, Broadband Wireless, Cloud Solutions, Data and Analytics, Immersive Technologies, and IoT.

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Data is Nothing without the Ability to Visualize its Potential Impact

Advancements in the ability to manage massive amounts of unstructured data and to be able to gain insights via Big Data Analytics is rapidly facilitating the opportunity to transform otherwise worthless data into valuable information.

However, insights and decision support often remain out of reach without the ability to properly put data into context for humans to make proper decisions.  While advancements in artificial intelligence continue to automate many decision processes, many inferences require human cognitive abilities.

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Join our Big Data Community in San Francisco for the Data Visualization Summit, this April 12 & 13 and be among more than 125 leading data experts from across the US. Coming together to share exclusive insights, investigate upcoming trends and discuss exciting advancements in the world of data visualization.

Discover a range of topics such as how to customize your data reporting, analyzing unstructured data and the impact of data visualization on decision-making. Learn from leading professionals and brands, including Intel, Uber, Pearson and many more.


The Data Visualization Summit is part of our San Francisco Data Innovation Festival. Learn more about this summit, the Festival and Innovation Enterprise here –

For 30% off your two-day pass, use the code MC30

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Unstructured Data is the Mother of all Big Data Innovation

Data that is not structured is data that is not orderly, well-defined, and/or associated with other data.  It is uncorrelated, or at least the correlation is not obvious, without Big Data Analytics tools. Unstructured data is also typically massive in scale, such as machine-generated data from industrial processes.

What Innovation will Big Data Bring to your Business?

With advancements of data acquisition, storage and analysis comes the opportunity to truly transform otherwise useless data into meaningful and valuable information. How does one declare information valuable?

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Information is only as valuable as the actions that can be take as a result of analysis and the value of those actions.  This can include either preventing bad things from happening or enabling desired outcomes, especially if those scenarios were not obvious without use of data management tools, analytics, and the use of next generation artificial intelligence technologies such as Machine Learning.

To learn about all of the above and much more, we encourage you to join us at the Big Data Innovation Summit San Francisco.


The discussion-based agenda ( ) has been designed to facilitate conversation and to give you real-world answers to your problems and showcasing best-in-class case studies; providing ample opportunity for you to network and continue the conversation. Join 20+ data experts on April 12 & 13 including:

  • Netflix share best practices in visualizing data performance
  • Uber show you how to improve the customer experience through reinforcement learning methods
  • Apple explains how they make meaningful predictions in real time
  • eBay presents their processes behind managing and purifying their data lake
  • Facebook discusses how to make sense of unstructured data
  • airbnb showcase how they have taken the personal touch in user experience to the next level

Contact Matt for more information at or register your exclusive pass with the code MC30 for 30% off:

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How will Blockchain Technologies impact ICT and other Industries?

Blockchain: More than a Technology to Support Cryptocurrencies

Blockchain, Hyperledgers, and related distributed authentication and accounting technologies are poised to transform ICT, and is so doing, cause much disintermediation across a wide variety of industry verticals.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are NOT important – The underlying technology behind crypto, Blockchain, is Important!

Lessons learned in FinTech and traditional banking from applying a decentralized authentication, clearing and settlement approach via Blockchain will be applied towards many telecom and computing problems for the benefit of many industry verticals.

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Blockchain will Disrupt Many More Industries than Finance

IoT in particular is a very promising area as Mind Commerce anticipates that the technology will be one of the key means for authenticating and authorizing IoT transactions. We see Blockchain as a Service representing a key service offering for many market segments to introduce and ultimately adopt this approach as part of business operations.


Blockchain Expo, will be coming to Olympia London, 18-19 April 2018. An opportunity to hear from thought provoking content within blockchain for enterprises, ICO and cryptofinance, transforming financial services, developing blockchain applications and blockchain technologies.

Learn more about Blockchain from the experts that are putting it into practice

Blockchain Expo has been embraced by the blockchain community with notable experts and leading organisations joining the conference agenda. The conference will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.


Event attendees can expect to meet with over 6,000 + like-minded individuals, 300+ exhibitors such as Centra, Stratis and XcelTrip in a series of networking opportunities.

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The Blockchain Expo will also allow you to ask questions to the events 200+ thought leading speakers in Q&A sessions. These speakers include:

  • Neil Marshall, Global Director at Coca Cola
  • Jeremy Millar, Founding board member at Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
  • Vincent Doumeizel, Vice President Food and Sustainability at Lloyd’s Register
  • Patricia Friedel, Strategy and Deployment lead at Johnson & Johnson
  • Thomas Power, Board member at 9 Spokes
  • Erik Beijnoff, Business Development at Spotify
  • Kapil Dhar, Digital and Transformation CIO at Lloyds Banking Group
  • Richard Kastelein, Founder and Publisher at Blockchain News
  • Sasha Ivanov, Founder at Waves
  • Jo-Jo Hubbard, COO and Co-founder at Electron
  • Roberto Garcia, Head of Blockchain IT at Santander
  • Mark Simpson, Distinguished Engineer, Innovation Engineering at RBS
  • Nicola McCheyne, Head of Ideas Lab at Centrica
  • Nigel Collett, Director IT Strategy at BC Ferries
  • Julian Gray, Technology Director and BP
  • Boris Spremo, Blockchain Innovation at BNY Mellon


Blockchain Report


Blockchain Technology and Solutions: Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022, examines the technology, leading companies, and solutions in the evolving Blockchain ecosystem.

The report evaluates current and anticipated use cases for Blockchain and assesses the market potential globally, regionally, and segmented by deployment type and industry vertical for the period 2017 to 2022.

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How do Connected Vehicles and Self-driving Cars relate to IoT?

Some people wonder: How does Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) related to Connected Vehicles and Self-driving Cars? It is a legitimate question as there are many technologies related to M2M and IoT that support connected and autonomous vehicles.

The auto industry is on the brink of a revolution, and the driving force is the suite of technologies known as the Internet of Things

Some of the more important supporting technologies are wireless (such as LTE and 5G for WAN communications and a variety of local area methods such as WiFi Direct for object detection and other requirements), advanced big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and more.


To learn more about these areas and more, we recommend attending the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (co-located with Internet of Things World) returns to Santa Clara on May 14-17, 2018. The co-location of these 2 events allows the entire ecosystem to come together, made up of 12,000 connected technology & automotive professionals.

At Connected & Autonomous Vehicles will delve into the hottest topics which are influencing this change. From vehicle electrification and infrastructure to the evolution of ADAS and vehicle automation to enhanced connectivity and new mobility models, no rock will be left unturned.

Book now to be a part of the most prominent gathering of auto execs in Silicon Valley – Save 15% with the code MIND15. Early bird offer ends on Apr 20.


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