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DUBLIN, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Telecom API Market Outlook and Forecasts 2016 - 2021" report to their offering.

Telecom APIs enable a variety of new and unique business models, including carrier branded application stores, web mash-ups, two sided business models, and developer communities. Network operators leverage APIs to derive wholesale transaction revenue as well as communication-enabled application revenue.

Over-the-Top service providers and other third-parties continue to enjoy the most benefits from Telecom APIs. However, enterprise is gaining fast on OTT providers as they begin to understand how to leverage their own communications data for improved products, services, and customer experience. Telecom APIs continue to present new attractive opportunities for network operators and service bureau providers such as Do Not Call Registry compliance and Unwanted Call blocking services.

Certain technology development and adoption trends will continue to drive the long-term future of Telecom APIs including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Virtualization, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Telecom API Market Outlook and Forecasts 2016 - 2021 provides an in-depth assessment of the global Telco APIs market, including business models, value chain analysis, operator strategies and a quantitative assessment of the industry from 2016 to 2021.

Key Findings:

- Telecom API revenue is forecast to reach $183.6 billion globally by 2021

- Carriers continue to miss opportunities for Telecom APIs in Internet of Things

- Unwanted Call blocking a developing area for carriers to leverage Telecom APIs

- OTT providers continue to lead the way in terms of wholesale revenue for carriers

- Enterprise to represent an important customer base as they leverage their own data

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Telecom API Overview

2.1 Defining Network APIs

2.2 Business Drivers for CSPs to Leverage APIs

2.3 Telecom API Categories

2.4 Telecom API Business Models

2.5 Segmentation

2.6 Competitive Issues

2.7 Applications that use APIs

2.8 Telecom API Revenue Potential

2.9 Telecom API Usage by Industry Segment

2.10 Telecom API Value Chain

2.11 API Transaction Cost by Type

2.12 Volume of API Transactions

3 API Aggregation

3.1 Role of API Aggregators

3.2 Total Cost of Operation with API Aggregators

3.3 Aggregator API Usage by Category

4 Telecom API Marketplace

4.1 Data as a Service (DaaS)

4.2 API Market Makers

4.3 New Type of Application Marketplace

5 Telecom API Enabled App Use Cases

5.1 Monetization of Communications-enabled Apps

5.2 Use Case Issues

6 Network Operator Telecom API Strategies

6.1 Carrier Market Strategy and Positioning

6.2 Global Network Operator API Programs

6.3 Carriers and Internal Telecom API Usage

6.4 Carriers and OTT Service Providers

6.5 Carriers and Value-added Services

7 API enabled App Developer Strategies

7.1 A Critical Asset to Developers

7.2 Stimulating the Growth of API Releases

7.3 Working alongside Carrier Programs

7.4 Developer Preferences: Google vs Carriers

8 Telecom API Vendor Strategies

8.1 Positioning as Enablers in the Value Chain

8.2 Moving Away from a Box/Product Supplier Strategy

9 Market Analysis and Forecasts

9.1 Telecom API Revenue 2016 - 2021

9.2 Telecom APIs Revenue by API Category 2016 - 2021

9.3 Telecom API Revenue by Region 2016 - 2021

10 Technology and Market Drivers for Future API Market Growth

10.1 Service Oriented Architecture

10.2 Software Defined Networks

10.3 Virtualization

10.4 Internet of Things

11 Appendix

11.1 Telecom API Definitions

11.2 More on Telecom APIs and DaaS

Companies Mentioned

- AT&T Mobility

- France Telecom

- Telefonica

- Verizon Wireless

- Vodafone

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