APIs: The Foundation of the Future Telco - Thursday, March 12, 2015

  • By Mohamed Usama Mansoor
  • 12 Mar, 2015

Connectivity is fast becoming a commodity. The role of the telco is rapidly moving away from traditional business models and focus areas towards a holistic, end-to-end solution provider in all aspects of the connected business. APIs are the fundamental building blocks for this new telco revolution; be it a singular identity model verified by the telco or a global set of telco API standards, such as GSMA OneAPI, API monetization is fast becoming the business of choice for telcos. This has led to massive collaboration between telcos, partners, stakeholders, and the long tail. With the right building blocks, federation models, global standards, and ultimately APIs, a mobile developer can now build apps that work with telcos and across telcos covering the entire globe.

This session will look at how the future telco can accelerate their digital strategies by building an effective developer API ecosystem, specifically discussing

  • Participatory business models for telco
  • APIs as the currency for the telco’s digital economy
  • Reference architectures for a telco API ecosystem
  • API and Identity federation for telcos
Mifan Careem Director - Solutions Architecture, WSO2 Mifan is Director of Solutions Architecture at WSO2. Prior to joining WSO2, he co-founded Respere in 2007 a technology startup specializing in humanitarian ICT solutions. He was also lead architect for many global projects, including the national initiative to build a cloud-based SOA platform for local government bodies in Sri Lanka. In addition, he was a founding member and board director of the Sahana Project.