The global telecom API exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 19% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
A telecom application programming interface (API) refers to a set of communication protocols and tools that assist in developing mobile applications. It capitalizes on the existing network infrastructure to create a vast array of business opportunities, simplify the development process, and eliminate the need to develop every feature from scratch. It also improves internal workflows and enhances customer experiences and engagement. Apart from this, as it aids in building business-to-business (B2B) offerings, it finds extensive applications in various industry verticals across the globe.
There is currently a rise in the number of mobile service subscribers around the world. This represents one of the key factors propelling the growth of the market. Telecom APIs are widely utilized in all mobile applications and services, including messaging, voice and video calling, mobile payments, and location tracking. Besides this, the growing digitization of the telecommunication industry has propelled companies worldwide to develop new revenue systems. As a result, telecom carriers are employing APIs to improve the quality and reliability of their mobile communications, broadband services, and open-source technologies. Furthermore, several key players are introducing numerous advancements by integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) with telecom APIs to help monetize additional connections and network traffic and develop a variety of new services. This, coupled with the increasing penetration of cloud-based services in the telecom sector, is creating a favorable market outlook. Other major factors, including the rapid development of the information technology (IT) sector, a significant increase in data consumption and the emergence of start-ups in the digital transformation space, especially in developing countries, are strengthening the growth of the market.
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Alcatel-Lucent S.A. (Nokia Corporation), AT&T Inc., Cisco Systems Inc, Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Infobip Ltd, LocationSmart, Orange S.A., Twilio Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Vonage Holdings Corp.