In this fast-moving API economy, telecommunications carriers must focus their attention on securely exposing services both internally and to external partners and applications. Turning network services into resources that can be easily accessed via APIs is the future for all businesses – and especially for telcos.
The latest over-the-top applications threaten the very core of how we communicate, so telcos must develop new ways of supporting open network architecture:
Layer 7 Technologies can offer telcos products, solutions and services that leverage existing investments but also enable participation in the burgeoning API economy. Simply publishing APIs is not enough to guarantee success. API design, management, security and scalability are all of paramount importance – on top of which, telcos must also consider the importance of managing developers, identities and operations. Layer 7’s offerings enable carriers to address all these areas of concern.
Layer 7 solutions are being used by fixed, mobile, cable and IPTV operators today for:
Layer 7 also provides extensive services to API publishers across industries, via the API Academy which supports API design, implementation and developer engagement. Services include:
Layer 7 is a thought leader in best practices for telco API publishing, active in the Open Mobile Alliance and TeleManagement Forum.