Barcelona, 27 February 2023: stc group, the leading digital enabler group in the Middle East, has joined the GSMA Open Gateway. The framework of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) is designed to provide universal access to operator networks for developers, making it easier and faster for them to enhance existing services and deploy new ones to customers across operator networks.
The move represents a paradigm shift in the way the telecoms industry designs and delivers services in an API economy world. With the support of 21 mobile network operators, including stc group, GSMA Open Gateway will help hyperscalers and developers to gain access to the world’s largest connectivity platform, with a single point of access to a wide range of network capabilities via common, CAMARA-compliant APIs.
The GSMA Open Gateway initiative will provide operators with capabilities that make the world simpler for developers to create choice and deliver value for consumers. With an initial focus on eight network APIs ranging from device location or SIM swap to verify users and combat online financial crime to Edge Discovery or Quality on Demand to deliver convincing and immersive game experiences or drones to carry out data intensive mission safely.
The launch of GSMA Open Gateway will simplify service delivery, provide faster routes to market and spark innovation opportunities for developers and hyperscalers. The consistent, interoperable and federated framework is expected to accelerate digital transformation in the telecommunications industry and help stc group continue its leading role in this space.
Many collaborative projects and demonstrations of the new capabilities are available to see at MWC Barcelona 2023, demonstrating the tremendous potential of GSMA Open Gateway for transforming the way telecoms services are delivered in the digital age.