Third-party Developers Helping Operators with APIs

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2Q 2014 | IN-1019516

Operators and Third-party Developers


With the rise of third-party applications and developers, telecom operators face continuing loss of revenue to low-cost OTT applications. Operators are expanding their use of APIs to expose necessary features and provide access to third-party services and developers to address issues around network congestion, net neutrality, and application performance.

API Advantages


Telcos offer APIs for many reasons: for example, to encourage developer innovation, monetize data, and to connect with partners. Some of the APIs that are available from telcos are:

  • Web Speech API: This API allows developers to provide speech input, text-to-speech, and speech-to-text output features in a web browser.
  • Messaging API: The...

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