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Vonage and Verizon to collaborate on Advanced Network APIs

Ericsson-owned Vonage and US communications service provider Verizon have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining their intention to introduce Verizon network Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to the Vonage platform that will enable the developer community to access network services and capabilities. They will also collaborate on developing new network APIs for developers globally. 

Developer using a laptop.

Network APIs are key to Ericsson and Vonage’s strategic goal of exposing the full programmable and intelligent potential of 5G and future next-generation networks by giving developers the tools to innovate, enrich applications, and create new advanced use cases for enterprises and their customers.

Exposing the network capabilities as APIs aims to deliver benefits to ecosystem partners - developers, enterprises and communication service providers - by capitalizing on network capabilities as well as potentially creating as-yet-unknown applications that can transform how businesses engage with customers. 


Seckin Arikan, Head of Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) and Global Network Platform (GNP) Sales, Vonage, says: “Vonage’s collaboration with Verizon will represent another key milestone in the execution of Ericsson’s strategy to create a global network platform business by enabling the company to offer network APIs in the U.S. market.”

He adds: “With a mature platform in place, Vonage is uniquely positioned to aggregate Verizon APIs into an intuitive and consumable format that can be readily adopted by developers. Together with frontrunner operators such as Verizon, Vonage is excited to bring new, next generation network APIs to market.” 

Srini Kalapala, Senior Vice President of Technology and Product Development, Verizon, says: “As we evolve our API journey, we welcome collaboration with companies like Vonage who share our passion to make network capabilities available to developers for the advancement of the connected world. Working with global partners to make network capabilities available on a wider scale will provide exceptional value for enterprises and consumers.”


Vonage’s Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) is a mature platform that makes it easy for a community of more than a million developers to embed communications capabilities

into applications, systems and workflows through Communications APIs spanning voice, video, messaging, and verification. 

In addition, it includes a portfolio of AI-capable, low-code/no-code programmable components that speed up and simplify the development of applications.

Under Ericsson’s global network leadership, Vonage CPaaS will be extended to enable developers to build advanced secure, reliable and innovative applications by exposing 5G capabilities as APIs. 

Read the related Verizon press release: Verizon and Vonage announce collaboration to bring advanced 5G network APIs to developers