Open Digital Architecture

Introduction to Open APIs

TM Forum’s Open API program is a global initiative to enable seamless connectivity, interoperability and portability across complex ecosystem services

Leading the industry in Open API standards

TM Forum's Open APIs project has been at the forefront of the challenge to find the right mechanism for CSPs and vendors to work together in a faster and more flexible way. A new generation of APIs are now required to drive future growth, speeding up the ‘time to deliver value’ and accelerating the deployment of new services and products by enabling plug-and-play software integration that will revolutionize the software lifecycle for telecoms.

NEW TM Forum’s Gen5 Open APIs for a future proof ecosystem

TM Forum has launched its Gen5 Open APIs to address these needs.  These “5th generation APIs” will support the latest event-driven architectures, provide a simpler experience for developers, and enable the intent-based automation which is essential to the efficient operation and management of telecoms IT and networks.

These Gen5 Open APIs leads to a pathway to creating new simplified APIS for use in industry specifc applications such as WLAN, 5G slice etc..  TM Forum is partnering with other standards development orgnaizations such as CAMARA (GSMA Open Gatway/ CAMARA) to ensure standardization and interoperability across the industry.

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Built by the members, for the members

TM Forum Open APIs have been widely adopted by the industry as a standard interoperability method, with more than 640,000 downloads by 39,000 software developers from 2,500 organizations.

Over 70+ REST-based, Event driven and Domain Specific Open APIs have been collaboratively developed by TM Forum members working within the Open API project. This team creates a full set of Open API assets for members to implement Open APIs - from guidelines (REST API Design Guidelines), to specification, to usable code, through to the compliance test kits - see the Open API table for more details.  

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Open API certifications

Open API Conformance certification for suppliers verifies the successful implementation of Open APIs in commercial products and real-world deployments, and demonstrates to clients and partners your commitment to industry standards.

Certification leaderboard

 
Company NameAPIs certifiedLatest dateBadgeScope
Tecnotree Tecnotree Certification:
  • TMF620 - Product Catalog Management
  • TMF621 - Trouble Ticket
  • TMF622 - Product Ordering
  • TMF629 - Customer Management
  • TMF629 - Customer Management
  • TMF629 - Customer Management
  • TMF632 - Party Management
  • TMF633 - Service Catalog Management
  • TMF634 - Resource Catalog Management
  • TMF635 - Usage Management
  • TMF637 - Product Inventory Management
  • TMF637 - Product Inventory Management
  • TMF638 - Service Inventory Management
  • TMF639 - Resource Inventory Management
  • TMF640 - Service Activation and Configuration
  • TMF641 - Service Ordering Management
  • TMF644 - Privacy Management
  • TMF645 - Service Qualification Management
  • TMF646 - Appointment Management
  • TMF646 - Appointment
  • TMF646 - Appointment Management
  • TMF648 - Quote Management
  • TMF648 - Quote Management
  • TMF651 - Agreement Management
  • TMF651 - Agreement Management
  • TMF652 - Resource Ordering Management
  • TMF653 - Service Test Management
  • TMF654 - Prepay Balance Management
  • TMF662 - Entity Catalog Management
  • TMF663 - Shopping Cart Management
  • TMF666 - Account Management
  • TMF667 - Document Management
  • TMF668- Partnership Type Management
  • TMF669 - Party Role Management
  • TMF670 - Payment Method
  • TMF670 - Payment Method Management
  • TMF671 - Promotion Management
  • TMF672 - User Role Permission Management
  • TMF673 - Geographic Address Management
  • TMF674 - Geographic Site Management
  • TMF676 - Payment Management
  • TMF677 - Consumption Management
  • TMF678 - Customer Bill Management
  • TMF679 - Product Offering Qualification
  • TMF681 - Communication
  • TMF683 - Party Interaction Management
  • TMF683 - Party Interaction Management
  • TMF683 – Party Interaction
  • TMF687 - Stock Management
  • TMF696 - Risk Management
  • TMF699 - Sales Management
  • TMF705 - Test Environment
  • TMF706 - Test Data
  • TMF707 - Test Result
  • TMF708 - Test Execution
  • TMF709 - Test Scenario
  • TMF710 - General Test Artifact
  • TMF720 - Digital Identity
  • TMF724 - Incident Management
See certified APIs (59)
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Globetom Globetom Certification:
  • TMF620 - Product Catalog Management
  • TMF621 - Trouble Ticket
  • TMF622 - Product Ordering
  • TMF629 - Customer Management
  • TMF632 - Party Management
  • TMF633 - Service Catalog Management
  • TMF634 - Resource Catalog Management
  • TMF635 - Usage Management
  • TMF637 - Product Inventory Management
  • TMF638 - Service Inventory Management
  • TMF639 - Resource Inventory Management
  • TMF640 - Service Activation and Configuration
  • TMF641 – Service Ordering Management
  • TMF642 - Alarm Management
  • TMF644 - Privacy Management
  • TMF645 - Service Qualification Management
  • TMF646 - Appointment Management
  • TMF648 - Quote Management
  • TMF651 - Agreement Management
  • TMF652 - Resource Order Management
  • TMF653 - Service Test Management
  • TMF654 - Prepay Balance Management
  • TMF655 - Change Management
  • TMF656 - Service Problem Management
  • TMF657 - Service Quality Management
  • TMF662 - Entity Catalog Management
  • TMF663 - Shopping Cart Management
  • TMF664 - Resource Function Activation Management
  • TMF666 - Account Management
  • TMF667 - Document Management
  • TMF668 - Partnership Type Management
  • TMF669 - Party Role Management
  • TMF670 - Payment Method Management
  • TMF671 - Promotion Management
  • TMF672 - User Role Permission Management
  • TMF673 - Geographic Address Management
  • TMF674 - Geographic Site Management
  • TMF676 - Payment Management
  • TMF677 - Usage Consumption Management
  • TMF678 - Customer Bill Management
  • TMF679 - Product Offering Qualification
  • TMF680 - Recommendation Management
  • TMF681 - Communication
  • TMF683 - Party Interaction Management
  • TMF687 - Stock Management
  • TMF699 - Sales Management
  • TMF702 - Resource Activation Management
  • TMF704 - Test Case Management
  • TMF705 - Test Environment Management
  • TMF706 - Test Environment Management
  • TMF707 - Test Result Management
  • TMF708 - Test Execution Management
  • TMF709 - Test Scenario Management
  • TMF710 - General Test Artifact Management
  • TMF720 - Digital Identity Management
See certified APIs (55)
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TM Technology Services Sdn Bhd TM Technology Services Sdn Bhd Certification:
  • TMF620 – Product Catalog Management
  • TMF622 – Product Ordering Management
  • TMF629 – Customer Management
  • TMF632 – Party Management
  • TMF633 – Service Catalog Management
  • TMF634 – Resource Catalog Management
  • TMF635 – Usage Management
  • TMF637 – Product Inventory Management
  • TMF638 – Service Inventory Management
  • TMF639 – Resource Inventory Management
  • TMF640 – Service Activation Management
  • TMF641 – Service Ordering Management
  • TMF642 – Alarm Management
  • TMF645 – Service Qualification
  • TMF646 – Appointment Management
  • TMF648 – Quote Management
  • TMF651 – Agreement Management
  • TMF653 – Service Test Management
  • TMF654 – Prepay Balance Management
  • TMF655 – Change Management
  • TMF656 – Service Problem Management
  • TMF657 – Service Quality Management
  • TMF663 – Shopping Cart Management
  • TMF664 – Resource Function Activation Management
  • TMF666 – Account Management
  • TMF667 - Document Management
  • TMF668 – Partnership Type Management
  • TMF669 – Party Role Management
  • TMF670 – Payment Method Management
  • TMF671 – Promotion Management
  • TMF672 – User Role Permission Management
  • TMF673 – Geographic Address Management
  • TMF674 – Geographic Site Management
  • TMF676 – Payment Management
  • TMF677 – Usage Consumption Management
  • TMF678 – Customer Bill Management
  • TMF679 – Product Offering Qualification Management
  • TMF680 – Recommendation Management
  • TMF681 Communication Management
  • TMF683 – Party Interaction Management
  • TMF687 – Stock Management
  • TMF696 – Risk Management
  • TMF699 – Sales Management
  • TMF704 – Test Case Management
  • TMF705 – Test Environment Management
  • TMF706 - Test Data Management
  • TMF707 - Test Result Management
  • TMF708 - Test Execution Management
  • TMF709 – Test Scenario Management
  • TMF710 – General Test Artefact Management
  • TMF720 – Digital Identity Management
  • TMF720 – Trouble Ticket Management
  • TMF724 – Incident Management
  • TMF735 – CDR Transaction Management
See certified APIs (54)
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Whale Cloud Technology Co., Ltd Whale Cloud Technology Co., Ltd Certification:
  • TMF620 - Product Catalog Management
  • TMF621 - Trouble Ticket Management
  • TMF622 - Product Ordering
  • TMF629 - Customer Management
  • TMF632 - Party Management
  • TMF633 - Service Catalog Management
  • TMF634 - Resource Catalog Management
  • TMF635 - Usage Management
  • TMF637 - Product Inventory Management
  • TMF638 - Service Inventory Management
  • TMF639 - Resource Inventory Management
  • TMF640 - Service Activation and Configuration
  • TMF641 - Service Ordering Management
  • TMF642 - Alarm Management
  • TMF644 - Privacy Management
  • TMF645 - Service Qualification Management
  • TMF646 - Appointment
  • TMF648 - Quote Management
  • TMF651 - Agreement Management
  • TMF652 - Resource Ordering Management
  • TMF654 - Prepay Balance Management
  • TMF655 - Change Management
  • TMF656 - Service Problem Management
  • TMF657 - Service Quality Management
  • TMF662 – Entity Catalog Management
  • TMF663 - Shopping Cart
  • TMF666 - Account Management
  • TMF667 - Document Management
  • TMF668 - Partnership Type Management
  • TMF669 - Party Role Management
  • TMF670 - Payment Method Management
  • TMF671 - Promotion Management
  • TMF672 - User Role Permission Management
  • TMF673 - Geographic Address Management
  • TMF674 - Geographic Site Management
  • TMF676 - Payment Management
  • TMF677 - Usage Consumption Management
  • TMF678 - Customer Bill Management
  • TMF679 - Product Offering Qualification
  • TMF680 - Recommendation Management
  • TMF681 - Communication
  • TMF683 - Party Interaction Management
  • TMF687 - Stock Management
  • TMF699 - Sales Management
  • TMF704 - Test Case Management
  • TMF705 - Test Environment Management
  • TMF706 - Test Data Management
  • TMF707 - Test Result Management
  • TMF708 - Test Execution Management
  • TMF709 - Test Scenario Management
  • TMF710 - General Test Artifact Management
  • TMF720 - Digital Identity Management
  • TMF915 – AI Management
See certified APIs (53)
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Jio Platforms Limited Jio Platforms Limited Certification:
  • TMF620 - Product Catalog Management
  • TMF621 - Trouble Ticket
  • TMF622 - Product Ordering
  • TMF629 - Customer Management
  • TMF632 - Party Management
  • TMF633 - Service Catalog Management
  • TMF634 - Resource Catalog Management
  • TMF635 - Usage Management
  • TMF637 - Product Inventory Management
  • TMF638 - Service Inventory Management
  • TMF639 - Resource Inventory Management
  • TMF640 - Service Activation and Configuration
  • TMF641 - Service Ordering Management
  • TMF642 - Alarm Management
  • TMF644 - Privacy Management
  • TMF645 - Service Qualification
  • TMF646 - Appointment
  • TMF648 - Quote Management
  • TMF651 - Agreement Management
  • TMF652 - Resource Ordering Management
  • TMF653 - Service Test Management
  • TMF654 - Prepay Balance Management
  • TMF655 - Change Management
  • TMF656 - Service Problem Management
  • TMF657 - Service Quality Management
  • TMF662 - Entity Catalog Management
  • TMF663 - Shopping Cart Management
  • TMF666 - Account Management
  • TMF668 - Partnership Type Management
  • TMF669 - Party Role Management
  • TMF671 - Promotion
  • TMF672 - User Role And Permission
  • TMF673 - Geographic Address Management
  • TMF674 - Geographic Site Management
  • TMF676 - Payment Management
  • TMF678 - Customer Bill Management
  • TMF679 - Product Offering Qualification
  • TMF680 - Recommendation
  • TMF681 - Communication
  • TMF683 - Party Interaction Management
  • TMF687 - Stock Management
  • TMF696 - Risk Management
  • TMF699 - Sales Management
  • TMF704 - Test Case Management
  • TMF705 - Test Environment Management
  • TMF706 - Test Data Management
  • TMF707 - Test Result Management
  • TMF708 - Test Execution Management
  • TMF709 - Test Scenario Management
  • TMF710 - General Test Artefact Management
  • TMF720 - Digital Identity Management
  • TMF915 - AI Management API Component Suite
See certified APIs (52)
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