Global Telecom API Market (2020 to 2025) - Featuring Aspect Software, Bandwidth, BICS & CA Technologies Among Others -

DUBLIN--()--The "Telecom API Market by Technologies, Application and Service Types, Stakeholders, User Types, Deployment, and Platform as a Service Types 2020 - 2025" report has been added to's offering.

Global Communication Service Providers (CSP) continue to see Telecom APIs as a means of leveraging their network and subscriber assets to generate revenues with high margins. However, the ecosystem remains one in which largely third-parties, such as OTT players, maintain the end-user relationship with app and service clients, while CSPs merely provide data as a service on a B2B basis.

While this model may suffice for CSPs with respect to the consumer segment and SMBs, it is not sustainable for large corporate clients. CSPs are facing increasing pressure to provide a greater variety of high-quality enterprise communications and business collaboration solutions. Accordingly, the author sees this as an area ripe for leveraging Telecom APIs to offer value-added carrier offerings such as team collaboration, telepresence, and unified communications (UC) as part of a Telecom API enabled marketplace.

This vision is beginning to come true. With the help of leading Telecom API and Communications-enabled app providers like Ribbon Communications, AT&T has recently launched an API Marketplace, which is something that the author has recommended since 2011. Offering a turn-key approach by levering solutions such as Ribbon's Kandy APIs and Wrappers, AT&T plans to facilitate enterprise customer ability to leverage telecom assets for embedded applications. Ribbon is also supporting KPN's Telecom API marketplace.

Longer-term, the author sees CSPs leveraging Telecom APIs and related tools to support a variety of industry requirements in which carriers are amply positioned to leverage their market position. Those opportunities include Internet of Things (IoT) authentication, robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and support of Blockchain. Three areas that represent great opportunities for carriers to aggressively pursue solution development in the more near-term timeframe are AI, IoT, and Mobile Edge Computing.

Report Benefits:

  • Gain a better perspective of the State of the Market for Telecom APIs
  • Identify challenges and opportunities across the entire API ecosystem
  • Understand the role of Telecom APIs within the realm of Programmable Telecom
  • Identify leading companies and solutions for Telecom API enabled apps and services
  • Understand the market dynamics, players, and outlook for communication enabled apps
  • Forecasts for every major Telecom API area including Categories, Solutions, Stakeholder Share, and more
  • Forecasts for Telecom API support of Unwanted Call Management including Do Not Disturb and Call Screening

Report Findings:

  • Global Telecom API related revenue will reach $510B by 2025
  • Global UCaaS revenue will exceed $70B by 2025 with 48.0% CAGR
  • Enterprise-hosted deployment is growing most rapidly through 2025
  • While the smallest in revenue overall, MEA is fastest growing region at CAGR 31.7%

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

3. Telecom API Overview

4. API Aggregation Marketplace

4.1 Role of API Aggregators

4.2 Total Cost of Operation with API Aggregators

4.2.1 Start-up Costs

4.2.2 Transaction Costs

4.2.3 Ongoing Maintenance/Support

4.2.4 Professional Services by Intermediaries

4.3 Aggregator API Usage by Category

4.3.1 API Aggregator Example: LocationSmart

4.3.2 Aggregation: Intersection of Two Big Needs

4.3.3 The Case for Other API Categories

4.3.4 Moving Towards New Business Models

5. Telecom API Marketplace

5.1 Data as a Service (DaaS)

5.1.1 Carrier Structured and Unstructured Data

5.1.2 Carrier Data Management in DaaS

5.1.3 Data Federation in the DaaS Ecosystem

5.2 API Marketplace Companies

5.2.1 Kong (Mashape)

5.2.2 Salesforce (Mulesoft)

5.2.3 TeleStax

5.3 Telecom API Ecosystem Vendors

5.4 Telecom Application Development Market

6. Telecom API App Enablers

6.1 Monetization of Communications-enabled Apps

6.2 Telecom App Development Issues

7. Communication Service Provider Telecom API Strategies

7.1 Carrier Market Strategy and Positioning

7.2 Select Network Operator API Programs

7.3 Carrier Focus on Internal Telecom API Usage

7.4 Carriers and OTT Service Providers

7.5 Carriers and Value-added Services

8. API Enabled App Developer Strategies

8.1 Telecom APIs as a Critical Developer Asset

8.2 Judicious Choice of API Releases

8.3 Working alongside Carrier Programs

8.4 Developer Preferences: OTT Service Providers vs Carriers

9. Telecom API Vendor Strategies

9.1 General Strategies

9.2 Specific Strategies

10. Global Markets for Telecom APIs

11. North American Markets for Telecom APIs

12. Latin American Markets for Telecom APIs

13. European Markets for Telecom APIs

14. APAC Markets for Telecom APIs

15. MEA Markets for Telecom APIs

16. Telecom API Success Stories

17. Technology and Market Drivers for Future API Market Growth

18. Conclusions and Recommendation

19. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Amdocs
  • Apidaze (VoIP Innovations)
  • Apifonica
  • Aspect Software
  • Bandwidth
  • BICS
  • CA Technologies
  • Cisco
  • CLX Communications
  • Ericsson
  • Fortumo
  • Google
  • hSenid Mobile
  • Huawei
  • Hubtel
  • LocationSmart
  • Mashape
  • MessageBird
  • Mulesoft
  • Nokia Networks
  • Oracle
  • Persistent Systems
  • Ribbon Communications
  • Syniverse
  • TeleStax
  • Telnyx
  • Twilio
  • Tyntec
  • Vidyo
  • Vonage

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