Open APIs: simplifying application development is key to innovation in 5G

There is now a swiftly growing market in Open APIs for mobile networks – enabling as they do rapid integration of network and service data into applications serving almost all the key vertical industries. Practical benefits for end users, once harder to discern, are now legion: indeed as one speaker noted at our session on the subject at MWC Barcelona, an Open API in cellular geolocation made the difference between her bank accepting the transactions she made while travelling or not, ensuring the continued validity of her credit cards. Whether for simple authentications, or complex use cases in telehealth and mobile money, Open APIs – public interfaces for developers to access proprietary data and enable interoperable software – are an increasingly major commercial driver in the industry.  

Read the full blog on the GSMA Open Gateway hub here.