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Establishing links: Platform models in the Open API economy

Operators are hoping to move to the next stage of the API economy to create platforms and marketplaces

Mark NewmanMark Newman
Dawn BushausDawn Bushaus
23 Mar 2023
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Establishing links: Platform models in the Open API economy

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Establishing links: Platform models in the Open API economy

This research report explores the potential for communications service providers (CSPs) to move to the next stage in the API economy as they build their own platforms capable of delivering first network-as-a-service (NaaS) and then connectivity-as-a-service (CaaS), which builds on NaaS by focusing on the service intent and the option of making partnering zero touch.

It explores a number of key questions, including:

  • Will CaaS emerge as a market that is distinct from CPaaS, or will they overlap?
  • How will operators monetize CaaS through their marketplaces?
  • Will they adopt traditional usage-based API pricing approaches or will they favor partnerships and revenue sharing agreements with developers?
  • What are the best approaches for building developer ecosystems, and to what extent can CSPs partner with existing developer programs and initiatives?