GSMA unveils industry-wide initiative GSMA Open Gateway



GSMA has launched the industry-wide initiative, GSMA Open Gateway, a framework of universal network Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs), which will provide developers universal access to operator networks.

Backed by 21 mobile network operators, the initiative is designed to help developers and cloud providers enhance and deploy services more quickly via single points of access to operator networks using APIs.

In partnership with the Linux Foundation, GSMA Open Gateway APIs are developed and published in the open-source project, CAMARA where developers can access enhanced network capabilities. Working in CAMARA, APIs between telcos and developers can be delivered quickly, using developer-friendly tools and software code.

Signatories to the GSMA Open Gateway include America Movil, AT&T, Axiata, Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, e& Group, KDDI, KT, Liberty Global, MTN, Orange, Singtel, Swisscom, STC, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, TIM, Verizon and Vodafone.

GSMA will demonstrate the Open Gateway initiative at MWC Barcelona 2023.

“By applying the concept of interconnection for operators to the API economy developers can utilise technology once, for services such as identity, cybersecurity or billing, but with the potential to be integrated with every operator worldwide. This is a profound change in the way we design and deliver services,” said Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA. “In 1987, representatives from 13 countries worked together to harmonise mobile voice services and enable roaming, and I believe that 35 years on, GSMA Open Gateway has the potential to deliver a similar impact for digital services.”

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