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GSMA Operator Platform Group

Bringing together developers, operators, platform providers and the broader ecosystem to transform operator’s exposed edge and network services and create the level of commonality required to achieve global, interoperable scale

What is Operator Platform Group?

The Operator Platform Group (OPG), open to the wider edge-ecosystem and beyond, brings together operators, platform developers, edge cloud providers, Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs), Open Source Projects, industry fora and market participants.

The Operator Platform defines a common platform exposing operator services/capabilities to customers/application providers in the 5G-era in a connect once, connect to many model. The first phases of the platform focused on edge have been expanded with other capabilities such as connectivity and network slicing.

The OPG comprises of over 50 operator groups and 35 non-operators from the wider ecosystem and is focused on developing requirements to deliver a common solution to the ecosystem. The OPG meets weekly to work on requirements and bring the Operator Platform to market.

With the extended scope beyond the edge, there are two subgroups – Operator Platform API Group (OPAG) and Open Gateway Technical Stream (OpenGWTS). OPAG defines APIs based on the OPG requirements, while the Open Gateway Technical Stream looks at standardising the technical support for the processes for Service Exposure. Those processes would be consumed by aggregators, application providers and partner operators.

“The platform delivered by the OPG will enable operators to offer an exciting new and federated portfolio of services that developers can access through APIs to enhance the experience that they deliver to their users.”
Tom Van Pelt, Technical Director, GSMA

GSMA Open Gateway

The work carried out by the OPG is supporting the GSMA Open Gateway initiative through the development of these requirements and APIs to achieve interoperability of operator networks.

If you would like to participate in our Operator Platform Group, learn more about GSMA pre-commercial trials, events and more, contact us at [email protected].

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