In this increasingly digitized world, IT technology is connecting more and more people. This technology brings the enterprises into a dynamic, distributed environment and delivers business value on multiple channels including desktops and mobile devices. Since the complexity and scale is unprecedented, more openness and agility is required during innovation and competition in today’s economy. The industrial trend has shown clearly that enterprises must provide more visibility to their APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to facilitate open integration.
The TM Forum knows the importance of APIs and a group of open digital API definitions have been made. To date, those definitions have been based on the contributions of discrete API initiatives.
The API Map is intended to show the complete landscape of all the necessary APIs in a telecommunications ecosystem. It can guide the Service Providers or other large Enterprises to construct the ecosystem to attract DSP partners and integrating with them or as a basis of customization for individual partnerships.
The API Map will also uncover the future-oriented planning for potential new business APIs. In the years hereafter, those API definitions will be explored and the efforts to build them are encouraged fully.