Network APIs Drives “Coopetition” between Network Operators and OTT Providers

Telecommunications network operators (or “carriers”) face some urgent problems today.  Traditional fixed-network (or “wireline”) operators are losing customers as end-users migrate to cellular and/or IP based communications.  Cellular mobile providers are faced with downward price pressure on so called “bearer” services (e.g. those that just carry a payload) such as voice and raw data.

This evolving situation represents both a challenge and an opportunity for small-to-medium sized network operators, converged service providers, and Over-the-Top (OTT) application providers as they struggle to determine how to engage with larger and/or incumbent network operators.  A type of “coopetition” will result as these other service providers position themselves to utilize key network data, while the incumbent operators enjoy wholesale revenue yet are hesitant to provide all information.

It is critically important for the smaller and non-traditional service providers to understand the potential for telecom API based services.  Telecom Network APIs 2012 – 2016 provides an in-depth assessment of the global Telecom Network APIs market, including business models, value chain analysis, operator and vendor strategies and a quantitative assessment of the industry from 2012 to 2016.

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