Reliance Jio becomes the first digital service provider to achieve TM Forum’s Open API Platinum Certification to drive business agility

Via TM Forum Press & News

Feb 1, 2022

With 23 certifications, Jio joins Comviva, Inspur, Tecnotree, Totogi and Whale Cloud in achieving Platinum Open API conformance status

London, UKTM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, today announced Jio, the largest Indian mobile network operator, has achieved Open API Platinum conformance certification to drive greater business agility.

Jio has been a member of TM Forum since 2010 and has been breaking new ground since its launch. Over the last five years it has added more than four hundred million customers and has propelled India to the number one ranking on internet consumption worldwide.

Attaining Open API certification demonstrates that Jio has successfully implemented more than 20 Open APIs, meaning they can confidently integrate their platforms and systems through standardized interfaces. Jio is using the Open APIs to integrate the software which runs their IT and networks, and the Open APIs make integration straightforward between software applications from Jio’s suppliers as well as their own software.

On this announcement, Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum comments : “In the modern world, IT environments need to be agile, scalable and flexible. Service providers need to be able to respond overnight to changes and opportunities, to stay relevant and compete. By building their environment and IT infrastructure using TM Forum’s Open APIs, Jio is future-proofing their cloud-native technology stack, and using Open Digital Architecture (ODA) as the blueprint for their enterprise architecture.”

Through using TM Forum’s Open APIs, organizations can:

  • Enable business agility by supporting an architecture based on modularity and reuse, where capabilities are exposed through industry agreed Open APIs
  • Enable partnering for new services. The Open APIs enable new products and services to be created by providing services to, and consuming services from, external 3rd parties
  • Simplification of the IT and network estates by enabling systems rationalization
  • Reduce time to market by enabling the configuration and reconfiguration of systems and capabilities through Open APIs to deliver new business solutions

Willetts continues: “Jio have leveraged TM Forum’s solutions to design a scalable business model, with the most recent evidence being the announcement today that they have achieved platinum status on TM Forum’s Open APIs. Our Open APIs help Jio to expose their own capabilities to partners through industry-agreed open interfaces, enabling flexible B2B2X offerings with ecosystem partners, platform business models and marketplaces.”

Kiran Thomas, President at Jio adds : “As India’s largest connectivity provider it is crucial for us to have a flexible, agile and scalable infrastructure to support business growth and innovation. To do this we have deployed cloud-native IT and networks, including building some of our own software components, and adopting open standards such as TM Forum’s Open APIs. Through conforming to these, we have access to standard interfaces that make integration straightforward between software applications from our suppliers as well as home-grown software.”

Each month, TM Forum’s Open APIs are used by 2,300 unique users from more than 430 different companies, downloading over 12,000 API assets, totaling 480,000 downloads since they were launched. The Open API manifesto is signed by 102 major global operators and vendors and the Open APIs are deployed all over the world. Since January 2021, 32 TM Forum member companies have certified 274 Open APIs.

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