World Telecom Operator Asset Monetisation Programmes Reviewed in Topical Pyramid Research Study Available at

09 Feb 2016 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Mobile network operators (MNOs) are gradually transitioning from telecom-centric to IT-centric operating models and are taking the very same measures that have driven the success of online service providers (OSPs). Monetisation of application-programming interfaces (APIs) is one of the key facets of this development. MNO API monetisation has historically been formed around effective developer outreach programmes backed up by a web-based technology platform. Location, billing and messaging are the major APIs opened by carrier service providers. Beyond these APIs operators, especially those in emerging countries, have remained relatively cautious about exposing APIs to third-party developers. The financial influence of communications provider API programmes remains vague, but evidence is that the direct revenue increase is moderate in a best-case scenario.

Topical research report “Telecom APIs - Monetizing Their Most Valuable Assets Is Transforming Mobile Operators” created by Pyramid Research examines telecom operators’ surging willingness to monetise their tightly held assets, as well as to expose APIs to third-party developers. Providing a survey of a slew of operators worldwide, the report analyses the strategic drivers and structures of MNO asset monetisation programmes, alongside their influence on the operations and net gains of operators. The report also provides a range of case studies of API programmes across the world. The study presents a granular analysis of the strategic rationale and major drivers lying behind the tendency to expose APIs. The report discusses major operator business models and tactical approaches to monetising their API assets. It sheds light on the 6 operator API programmes, clarified in granular case studies. The report gives valuable market insights based on the assessment of the API programmes of the international top 20 mobile operators. It gives an insightful overview of the various approaches to asset monetisation. Furthermore, actionable recommendations for MNOs can also be found in the publication.

Report Details:

Telecom APIs - Monetizing Their Most Valuable Assets Is Transforming Mobile Operators
Published: December, 2015
Pages: 75
Price: US$ 3,495.00 

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