Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced the pre-integration of its charging system with Axiata Group Berhad ("Axiata" or "the Group")'s Apigate platform. Apigate is a new breed API ecosystem provider that enables businesses to achieve rapid growth and monetization on a secure and seamless platform.
This will lead to the creation of an innovative digital API integration and monetization framework through a purpose-built API Microservices Accelerator Pack that will help communication service providers create new revenue streams through open APIs and innovation ecosystems. This innovative framework enables over 70 open APIs which can be leveraged to create transformative digital experiences and realize new revenue monetization opportunities.
This development follows the MoU announcement between the two companies in November 2018 to collaborate and create innovative value propositions in the Business Support System (BSS), Operational Support System (OSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) domains by leveraging the next generation digital API platform offerings of Apigate and Ericsson's Digital Business Systems portfolio.
Todd Ashton, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh says, "The pre-integration of Ericsson Charging system with Apigate's platform is a fine example of how collaboration between Ericsson and the Group can create new value opportunities beyond data volume and voice minutes with API-driven digital solutions. It will allow operators to create new type of digital services combining their capabilities with the vast internet ecosystem."
Zoran Vasiljev, CEO of Apigate says, "The pre-integration to Ericsson Charging will assist us to structure offerings for the monetization of telecom APIs with a large ecosystem of partners including the long tail developer community. Time to market will be accelerated with ready to use business APIs for payments, communications and messaging, identity and authentication. We are thrilled to enable seamless integration for our partners at lower costs."
Anthony Rodrigo, Axiata's Group CIO, adds, "This is further testament to the relevance of Axiata's Apigate platform in powering digital transformation to meet the fast-evolving demands of our regional markets. Our partnership with Ericsson places us in a sweet spot as an enabler for greater industry wins specifically in creating API-driven digital solutions and transformation of our IT/BSS stack, aligning well with our drive towards becoming a NG Telco Digital Platform Company."
Ericsson is a leader in real-time charging, with more than 184 implementations managing more than 2.3 billion end users worldwide. Ericsson is investing in a powerful roadmap of evolution for Charging and Billing that will provide support for 5G and IoT, advanced B2B functionality, an enhanced Catalog UI, an improved architecture, a thin digital omnichannel frontend and increased scalability across each of the products.
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As one of the leading telecommunications groups in Asia in pursuit of its vision to be the New Generation Digital Champion by 2022, Axiata has transformed itself from a holding entity with a portfolio of pure-play mobile assets into a Triple Core Strategy driven business focusing on Digital Telco, Digital Businesses and Infrastructure.
Within ASEAN and South Asia, the Group has controlling stakes in market-leading mobile and fixed operators in the region including 'Celcom' in Malaysia, 'XL' in Indonesia, 'Dialog' in Sri Lanka, 'Robi' in Bangladesh, 'Smart' in Cambodia and 'Ncell' in Nepal. Axiata is actively spearheading efforts to transform its mobile-centric operations into digital converged companies.
Axiata's digital businesses are focused on three verticals namely Digital Financial Services ('Boost'), Digital Advertising ('ada') and Digital Platform ('Apigate') in the global market.
'edotco', the Group's infrastructure company, operates in six countries to deliver telecommunications infrastructure services, amassing approximately 27,500 towers. Presently the 12th largest independent tower companies globally, it aims to be one of the top regional telecommunications tower companies and is committed to responsible and sustainable business operations.
As a committed and long-term investor, and in line with its sustainability goals, the Group actively supports and drives young talent development; disaster response and recovery; as well as green initiatives. Axiata's broader goal of Advancing Asia aims to piece together the best in the region in terms of innovation, connectivity and talent.
Apigate is a new-breed Application Programming Interface (API) platform that connects a world class ecosystem to enable businesses to transform digitally. With a reach of 3.5 billion customers, over 110 MNOs and more than 300 connected merchants, Apigate enables connectivity and monetization with one seamless integration.
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