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Telecom API Platform Market (By Telecom Operators - T1 Players, T2 Players, T3 Players; By Module - Set-Up, Monetization and Pricing Model) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2022

This report on the global telecom API platform market provides an analysis for the period from 2013 to 2022, wherein 2014 is the base year and the years from 2015 to 2022 are the forecast period. Data for 2013 has been included as historical information. The report covers all the prevalent trends and technologies playing a major role in the growth of the telecom API platform market over the forecast period. It also highlights various drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the market’s growth during this period. The study provides a holistic account of market growth, throughout the above forecast period in terms of revenue estimates (in US$ Mn), across different geographies, which include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America (LATAM).

Telecom API platforms enable telecom operators to set-up their own API and expose its services to a large number of external developers. Many telecom operators are considering setting up an API platform since it is one of the key potential sources of revenue for them. Rapid growth in the mobile applications market has created demand for telecom APIs and as such telecom operators own a large number of APIs. Telecom API management platform providers offer management services for these APIs wherein a provider offers set-up services and monetization. As more telecom operators enter the digital space competing with OTT players, their need for API management is continuously increasing. Thus, API management platform market is anticipated to grow in the near future with a rise in the number of telecom operators opting for management solutions. The rapid implementation of digital technologies and applications by enterprises, consumers, and governments around the globe is significantly contributing to the growth of API service adoption among MNOs. In developed markets, the API platform services market’s growth is more due to the presence of a large number of T1 players, who have sufficient infrastructure to use APIs and have also made significant investments for the purpose. Europe dominates the overall demand for telecom API platforms globally owing to surging demand from T1 players in this region.

This research report provides in-depth analysis of the global telecom API platform market on the basis of telecom operator and module. The telecom API platform market based on telecom operator includes T1 players, T2 players, and T3 players. The telecom API platform module segment comprises set up, and monetization and pricing model.

In terms of geographical regions, the report segments the global telecom API platform market into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America; the regions are analyzed in terms of revenue generation. The report provides cross-sectional analysis of the global telecom API platform market in terms of market estimates and forecasts for all segments across different geographic regions.

The report also includes competitive profiling of major players engaged in developing telecom API platforms. Major business strategies adopted by them, their market positioning, and their recent developments have also been identified in the research report. This report also provides market positioning analysis of major players in the telecom API platform market based on their 2014 revenues. Players profiled in the report include Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Aepona Ltd., Apigee Corp., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Oracle Corp., Hewlett-Packard Development Co., LM Ericsson, Tropo, Inc., Axway Software S.A., and ZTE Soft Technology Co., Ltd.

The global telecom API platform market is segmented as below:

Telecom API Platform Market

By Telecom Operator

  • T1 Players
  • T2 Players
  • T3 Players

By Module

  • Set-up
  • Monetization and Pricing Model
    • Operator Share
    • Vendor Share

By Geography

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • EU7 Countries
    • CIS Countries
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Asia
    • Australasia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Segment Definitions
1.4 Research Methodology
      1.4.1 Sources
      1.4.2 Secondary Research
      1.4.3 Primary Research

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Telecom API Platform Market (2014 and 2022)
2.2 Global Telecom API Platform Market, 2013 – 2022, Revenue (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
2.3 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Telecom Operator, 2014 (US$ Mn)
2.4 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Module, 2014 (US$ Mn)
2.5 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Geography, 2014 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 3 Global Telecom API Platform Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Key Trends in Mobile Virtual Network Operator/Aggregator/Enabler (MVNO/A/E) from M2M and IoT Perspective
3.3 Market Drivers
      3.3.1 Drivers
              3.3.1.1 Competition between MNOs driving them to adopt new revenue streams
              3.3.1.2 Increasing digitization in MNOs pushing them to adopt API platforms
      3.3.2 Restraints
              3.3.2.1 Slower adoption of telecom API platform among small and medium size operators
      3.3.3 Opportunities
              3.3.3.1 Growth in M2M connections offer ample growth opportunities to the telecom API platform market
3.4 Global Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
      3.4.1 Overview
              3.4.1.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Telecom Operator – Market Share and Forecast, 2014 vs 2022 (Value %)
      3.4.2 T1 Player
              3.4.2.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth for T1 Player, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
      3.4.3 T2 Player
              3.4.3.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth for T2 Player, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
      3.4.4 T3 Player
              3.4.4.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth for T3 Player, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
3.5 Global Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
      3.5.1 Overview
              3.5.1.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Module – Market Share and Forecast, 2014 vs 2022 (Value %)
      3.5.2 Set-up
              3.5.2.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth in Set-up, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
      3.5.3 Monetization and Pricing Model
              3.5.3.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth Monetization and Pricing Model, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
                        3.5.3.1.1 Operator Share
                                    3.5.3.1.1.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth, Monetization by Operator Share, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
                        3.5.3.1.2 Vendor Share
                                    3.5.3.1.2.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth, Monetization by Vendor Share, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
3.6 Impact Assessment of M2M and IoT on T1, T2 and T3 Players in terms of capability utilization optimization and scaling for Hardware and SDK Pre-integration, 2014 & 2022 (%)
3.7 Competitive Landscape
      3.7.1 Market Positioning of Key Players, 2014
              3.7.1.1 Global Telecom API Platform Market Positioning Analysis, 2014
      3.7.2 Recommendations

Chapter 4 North America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis
4.1 Overview
      4.1.1 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.2 Key Trends Analysis
4.3 North America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022
      4.3.1 Overview
              4.3.1.1 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.4 North America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Module, 2013 – 2022
      4.4.1 Overview
              4.4.1.1 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
                        4.4.1.1.1 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
4.5 North America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (%)
      4.5.1 Overview
              4.5.1.1 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 5 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Analysis
5.1 Key Trends Analysis
      5.1.1 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.2 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022
      5.2.1 Overview
              5.2.1.1 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.3 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Module, 2013 – 2022
      5.3.1 Overview
              5.3.1.1 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
                        5.3.1.1.1 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
5.4 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, by Geography, 2013 – 2022
      5.4.1 Overview
              5.4.1.1 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Analysis
6.1 Key Trends Analysis
      6.1.1 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.2 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022
      6.2.1 Overview
              6.2.1.1 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Module, 2013 – 2022
      6.3.1 Overview
              6.3.1.1 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
                        6.3.1.1.1 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$)
      6.4.1 Overview
              6.4.1.1 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Analysis
7.1 Key Trends Analysis
      7.1.1 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.2 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022
      7.2.1 Overview
              7.2.1.1 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.3 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Module, 2013 – 2022
      7.3.1 Overview
              7.3.1.1 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
                        7.3.1.1.1 MEA Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
7.4 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, by Geography, 2013 – 2022
      7.4.1 Overview
              7.4.1.1 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 8 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis
8.1 Key Trends Analysis
      8.1.1 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.2 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022
      8.2.1 Overview
              8.2.1.1 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.3 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, By Module, 2013 – 2022      
      8.3.1 Overview
              8.3.1.1 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
                        8.3.1.1.1 Latin America Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
8.4 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Analysis, by Geography, 2013 – 2022
      8.4.1 Overview
              8.4.1.1 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 9 Company Profiles
9.1 Apigee Corporation
9.2 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
9.3 Aepona Ltd.
9.4 Alcatel Lucent
9.5 Tropo, Inc.
9.6 Oracle Corporation
9.7 ZTE Corporation
9.8 Axway Software S.A.
9.9 Ericsson
9.10 Hewlett Packard Company

List of Figures
 

FIG. 1 Global Telecom API Platform Market: Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global Telecom API Platform Market, 2013 – 2022, Revenue (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth (%)
FIG. 3 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Telecom Operator, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 4 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Module, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Geography, 2014 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Telecom Operator – Market Share and Forecast, 2014 vs 2022 (Value %)
FIG. 7 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth for T1 Player, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 8 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth for T2 Player, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 9 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth for T3 Player, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 10 Global Telecom API Platform Market, by Module – Market Share and Forecast, 2014 vs 2022 (Value %)
FIG. 11 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth in Set-up, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 12 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth in Monetization and Pricing Model, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth, Monetization by Operator Share, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 Global Telecom API Platform Market Revenue Growth, Monetization by Vendor Share, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Global Telecom API Platform Market Positioning Analysis, 2014
FIG. 16 Global Telecom API Platform Market Shares by Geography, 2014 vs 2022 (%)
FIG. 17 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

List of Tables
 

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Telecom API Platform Market (2014 and 2022)
TABLE 2 Impact Assessment of M2M on T1, T2 and T3 Players in terms of capability utilization optimization and scaling for Hardware and SDK Pre-integration, 2014 & 2022 (%)
TABLE 3 Impact Assessment of IoT on T1, T2 and T3 Players in terms of capability utilization optimization and scaling for Hardware and SDK Pre-integration, 2014 & 2022 (%)
TABLE 4 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 North America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 Europe Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Asia Pacific Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 17 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 19 MEA Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 20 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Telecom Operator, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 21 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Module, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 22 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue, Monetization by Revenue Sharing, 2013 - 2022 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 23 Latin America Telecom API Platform Market Revenue and Forecast, by Geography, 2013 – 2022 (US$ Mn)

Application programming interface (API) is a technology that allows sharing of information between two different firms at an unprecedented scale. A large number of firms that have adopted APIs have increased their market valuation. The API platform is an API monetization and optimization software solution at the end-to-end level, essential for service providers to fit their data and telecom infrastructure into a commercial transaction platform. It provides expertise with tools and services for the purpose of API management, design, and reporting as well as analytics for the optimal functioning of API programs in order to maximize business revenue. Using API platforms, service providers can create and securely advertise new services directly or through composite APIs. Telecom operators are rapidly understanding the need to embrace the API development since it results in the creation of new revenue generating services. However, there are many telecom operators who have not moved API development for various technological, financial, and cultural reasons. Operators that do not embrace the idea of API are slower to reach the market than their competitors and these service providers miss opportunities to collaborate with the Internet community that offer great expansion prospects.

Telecom operators are recognizing the threat of OTT players and increasing competition with other MNOs, which is driving them to adopt API platforms as their new revenue streams. Telecom APIs provide an opportunity for operators to earn direct revenues by selling APIs to developers around the world. Therefore, the API market is largely untapped, providing opportunities for telecom operators who are looking to capitalize on the opportunities offered by APIs. There is a rapid adoption of digital technologies and applications by enterprises, consumers, and governments across the globe. This has led to unprecedented growth in data sailing over different operator networks pushing them to adopt API platforms. On the other hand, medium- and small-sized operators lack awareness of the benefits of using management platforms and are thus reluctant to invest in new technologies, which is restraining the growth of the telecom API platform market. The M2M sector is being seen as one of the most valuable sources of growth for telecom operators. Thus, a large number of telecom operators are transforming their existing business models and aligning themselves to offer M2M solutions across a range of vertical industries, providing ample growth opportunities to the telecom API platform market in the near future. The global telecom API platform market generated revenues of US$ 1,369.0 Mn in 2014 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 19.1% during the forecast period (2015 – 2022) to reach US$ 5,231.0 Mn by 2022.

On the basis of telecom operators, the telecom API platform market is categorized into T1 Players, T2 Players, and T3 Players. T1 players are telecom operators who have already taken telecom API management platforms and have been offering API services to their developers for the past few years. With rising competition and the efforts of telecom operators to digitize, the number of T1 players is also anticipated to rise rapidly, contributing to the growth of the telecom API platform market. T2 players are telecom operators who have begun offering telecom API services through telecom API management platforms and would want to expose his APIs externally to enterprises in the near future. T3 players are telecom operators who currently do not possess the capability to offer API services since they do not have tie-ups with telecom API management providers.

On the basis of module, the telecom API platform market is segmented into the set-up, and monetization, and pricing model segments. There is some contribution of T1 players in set-up since they already own the required infrastructure to offer API services. Furthermore, the monetization and pricing model is being attributed to the increasing spending of T1 players on monetization and pricing currently, further increasing the telecom API platform market’s growth.

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Geographically, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa are anticipated to pick up late during the mid and long term of the forecast period. In 2014, key telecom API platform market players included Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Aepona Ltd., Apigee Corp., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Oracle Corp., Hewlett-Packard Development Co., LM Ericsson, Tropo, Inc., Axway Software S.A., and ZTE Soft Technology Co., Ltd.


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