Telecom or carrier API transactions are expected to increase significantly over the next five years. The average volume of API transactions for a Tier 1 wireless carrier will significantly increment over the next five years eventually reaching 160 Billion transactions a month on average. This is due largely in part to improved economies of scale and scope realized through improved operational support accompanied by a rapidly accelerating customer base.
While the cost of API transactions will slowly reduce overtime, the actual volume of transactions will significantly improve. Mind Commerce estimates that on average a Tier 1 North America or Western European carrier handles an average of 13 Billion API calls a month as of 2012. We expect this figure to significantly increase to nearly 167 Billion by the end of 2018.
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