Software-defined networking (SDN) is the latest approach to abstracting network elements, with the aim of making the network more ‘programmable’ while also exposing once difficult-to-reach network control functionality to applications and service innovators. Open APIs are a critical aspect of the SDN story, supporting the abstraction and decoupling of network layers and the orchestration of SDN functions [...]
The proliferation of smartphones, next-generation LTE network rollouts and enterprise and consumer mobile services puts the cloud squarely at the center of mobile industry innovation. . The intelligence of the mobile network provides a significant opportunity to enhance the capabilities of cloud-based services.
Over the past year there’s been a lot of talk in the industry about telco API programs and whether they can ever become truly successful – either for individual telcos, or for the various groups of telcos around the world that are collaborating to try & generate interest amongst the developer community in their network capabilities.
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