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Telecom API Market by Technologies, Application and Service Types, Stakeholders, User Types, Deployment, and Platform as a Service Types, 2020 - 2025
[April 01, 2020]

Telecom API Market by Technologies, Application and Service Types, Stakeholders, User Types, Deployment, and Platform as a Service Types, 2020 - 2025

DUBLIN, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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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.

Telecom APIs in IoT

IoT represents a huge and largely untapped market for CSPs, which the author sees emerging once carriers begin to fully leverage 5G for IoT apps and services. More specifically, we have identified the opportunity for carriers to act as an orchestrator/mediator within the IoT ecosystem. Uniquely positioned as the owner of the primary network to be used for IoT, and provider of data services for humans and machines alike, CSPs have the opportunity to provide various critical services such as IoT authentication, authorization, and accounting. This will include the use of Telecom API resources to help manage IoT related access control, permissions, and usage tracking.

Telecom APIs in Mobile Edge Computing

Carriers are also well positioned to leverage Telecom API enabled capabilities in support of many edge computing use cases as MEC is rolled-out to optimize LTE, 5G, and IoT. Many MEC use cases will require support from multiple Telecom API categories such as Location, Presence, Subscriber Data, and QoS in support of zone-based enterprise apps, services, and data analytics. This will create both a challenge and opportunity for CSPs, which will need the assistance of systems integrators for implementation and managed infrastructure services providers for ongoing operations.

Telecom APIs in Artificial Intelligence

While many AI capabilities will be embedded within other areas (such as platforms, devices, semiconductors, etc.), AI will also be closely associated with end-users, creating an opportunity for CSPs to provide resource support for many AI-enabled use cases. This will include basic support for AI, such as user verification, as well as more advanced functionality, such as identifying resource usage and behaviors among a closed user group like enterprise collaboration teams.

Now in its eighth year of covering the Telecom API market, the author is pleased to offer the most comprehensive research covering the ecosystem including players, platforms, tools, solutions, and service offerings. Telecom API Market by Technology, Application and Service Tpe, Stakeholder, User Type, Deployment (Enterprise Hosted, Public Cloud, Private Cloud), and Platform as a Service Type 2020 - 2025 provides an in-depth assessment of the global Telecom API market, including business models, value chain analysis, operator strategies and a quantitative assessment of the industry from 2020 to 2025.

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
2.1 About the Report
2.1.1 Topics Covered
2.1.2 Key Findings
2.1.3 Target Audience
2.2 Programmable Telecom
2.2.1 Programmable Telecom Definition
2.2.2 Programmable Telecom Purpose
2.2.3 Telecom Programmability Tools Application Programming Interfaces (API) Cloud Hosted Services Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) Open Source Telecom Software Software Development Kits (SDK) Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)
2.2.4 Programmable Telecom Deployment Models
2.3 State of the Industry

3. Telecom API Overview
3.1 Role and Importance of Telecom APIs
3.2 Business Drivers for CSPs to Leverage APIs
3.3 Telecom API Categories
3.4 Telecom API Business Models
3.5 Enterprise Market Segmentation
3.6 Competitive Issues
3.7 Applications that use APIs
3.8 Telecom API Revenue Potential
3.9 Telecom API Usage by Industry Segment
3.10 Telecom API Value Chain
3.11 API Transaction Cost by Type
3.12 Volume of API Transactions

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
6.1.1 Direct API Revenue
6.1.2 Data Monetization
6.1.3 Cost Savings
6.1.4 Higher Usage
6.1.5 Churn Reduction
6.2 Telecom App Development Issues
6.2.1 Security
6.2.2 Data Privacy
6.2.3 Interoperability

7. Communication Service Provider Telecom API Strategies
7.1 Carrier Market Strategy and Positioning
7.1.1 API Investment Stabilization
7.1.2 Carriers, APIs, and OTT
7.1.3 Leveraging Subscriber Data and APIs
7.1.4 Telecom API Standards GSMA TM Forum
7.1.5 Telecom APIs and Enterprise
7.2 Select Network Operator API Programs
7.2.1 AT&T
7.2.2 Verizon Wireless
7.2.3 Vodafone
7.2.4 France Telecom (Orange)
7.2.5 Telefonica
7.3 Carrier Focus on Internal Telecom API Usage
7.3.1 The Case for Internal Usage
7.3.2 Internal Telecom API Use Cases
7.4 Carriers and OTT Service Providers
7.4.1 Allowing OTT Providers to Manage Applications
7.4.2 Carriers Lack the Innovative Skills to Capitalize on APIs Alone
7.5 Carriers and Value-added Services
7.5.1 Role and Importance of VAS
7.5.2 The Case for Carrier Communication-enabled VAS
7.5.3 Challenges and Opportunities for Carriers in VAS

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
9.1.1 Value Chain Enhancers and Development Facilitators
9.1.2 Moving from Platforms to Cloud-based CPaaS
9.2 Specific Strategies
9.2.1 Reliance upon SIP Trunking
9.2.2 Improving Existing Solutions
9.2.3 Increased Focus on Enterprise Solutions
9.2.4 Embracing Next Generation Use Cases

10. Global Markets for Telecom APIs
10.1 Telecom API Market by Category
10.2 Telecom API Market by Service Type
10.3 Telecom API Market by User Type
10.4 Telecom API Market by Network Technology
10.5 Telecom API Market by Deployment
10.6 Telecom APIs Market by Platform as a Service
10.6.1 Telecom APIs Market by CPaaS
10.6.2 Telecom APIs Market by UCaaS
10.7 Telecom API Market by Module
10.8 Telecom API Market by Stakeholders
10.9 Telecom API Market by Region

11. North American Markets for Telecom APIs
11.1 North American Markets for Telecom APIs by Country
11.2 North American Telecom API Market by Category
11.3 North American Telecom API Market by Service Type
11.4 North American Telecom API Market by User Type
11.5 North American Telecom API Market by Network Technology
11.6 North American Telecom API Market by Deployment
11.7 North America Telecom APIs Market by Platform as a Service
11.7.1 North America Telecom APIs Market by CPaaS
11.7.2 North America Telecom APIs Market by UCaaS
11.8 North American Telecom API Market by Module
11.9 North American Telecom API Market by Stakeholders

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
16.1 Patronus
16.2 RumbleUP
16.3 Rently
16.5 VOIPo

17. Technology and Market Drivers for Future API Market Growth
17.1 Service Oriented Architecture
17.2 Software Defined Networks
17.3 Virtualization
17.4 Internet of Things
17.5 Bringing it all Together for a Bright Telecom API Future
17.6 IoT WANs and Telecom APIs

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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