Telecom APIs and Monetization

Telecom APIs are not a revenue item in themselves, but rather table stakes needed to continue an operator’s growth. APIs offer telecom operators an opportunity to open up new revenue streams, and to generate extra revenue from their existing customers. Various enterprises are now using APIs to allow them to collaborate more closely with external partners such as application developers and third-party service providers. As the usage of APIs is increasing, monetization then becomes important as by monetizing, API performance can be monitored and then adjusted if necessary to ultimately ensure high service at all times.

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Key Findings
  • 2. TELECOM API OVERVIEW
  • 3. TELCO API MONETIZATION
    • 3.1. API Provider Monetization Strategies
    • 3.2. Free
    • 3.3. Developer Pays
    • 3.4. Developer Gets Paid
    • 3.5. Indirect
    • 3.6. Monetization Strategies for Operators
      • 3.6.1. Payment
      • 3.6.2. Cloud-based APIs
  • 4. API DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS
    • 4.1. Aepona
    • 4.2. Apigee
    • 4.3. SOA Software
    • 4.4. 3scale
  • 5. OPEN SOURCE APIS
    • 5.1. Open APIs
  • 6. BUSINESS MODELS
    • 6.1. Monetizing the Migration to the All-IP Network
  • 7. API IN THE CONTEXT OF SDN AND NFV
  • 8. MOBILE BROADBAND SOCIAL IMPACT FROM APIS
  • 9. API INFRASTRUCTURE VENDORS
    • 9.1. Alcatel Lucent
    • 9.2. Cisco
    • 9.3. Ericsson
    • 9.4. Huawei
    • 9.5. Nokia's Networks Business
  • 10. OPERATOR STRATEGIES FOR APIS
    • 10.1. AT&T
    • 10.2. Deutsche Telekom
    • 10.3. Orange
  • 11. CONCLUSION
  • 12. VENDOR LINKS

Tables

  1. Vendor Links

Charts

  1. GDP per Capita versus Internet Users
  2. Cellular versus GDP per Capita
  3. GDP per Capita versus Life Expectancy
  4. Smartphone Shipments by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2019

Figures

  1. Aepona API Monetization Platform
  2. Apigee Edge
  3. SOA Software API Gateway
  4. 3scale API Management Platform
  5. Alcatel-Lucent Open API Core Components
  6. Cisco onePK Architecture
  7. Huawei CaaS Architecture Solution
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Publish Date
3Q 2014
Code
AN-1723
Research Type
Application Analysis Report
Pages
20