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Axiata Digital’s WSO2.Telco to Demo Open APIs Suite at GSMA’s MWC 2017




California , Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mountain View, CA – February 28, 2017 – Axiata Digital, the digital services unit of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), one of Asia’s largest telecommunications groups, together with its joint venture company WSO2.Telco, a radically new open source digital enablement platform developer, will demonstrate use cases around open APIs for roaming verification and pre-paid top-up notification at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. The demonstration will be deployed within the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) Community Lab. It will illustrate API Management, connectors to key network elements and micro services for rapid service creation. Anthony Rodrigo, CTO of Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd, had this to say about the project “Our open API strategy is very much aligned to the objectives of the Telecom Infra Project. We are very pleased to contribute to the Application Enablement sub-group and look forward to enabling TIP applications for all partners.” As a member of TIP, Axiata Digital and WSO2.Telco are lead contributors to TIP’s Application Enablement sub-group with the objective to create a suite of open APIs that will enable rapid application creation on top of Access, Core and Management components of the TIP stack, including existing standard telco APIs and interfaces. Since July 2016, both Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd and WSO2.Telco have been active contributors to TIP, an initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, and system integrators that aims to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Venura Mendis, CEO of WSO2.Telco, spoke of TIP and WSO2.Telco’s participation in the project: “Our software is open source and open collaboration is a key aspect of our company culture. Our platform enables MNOs to partner faster and cheaper with the wider ecosystem. The TIP initiative is a means of applying this in practice, innovating together with partners in TIP and learning from our partners to build something greater. We are excited about contributing to this initiative, which we believe has the potential to move our industry forward.” Axiata Digital and WSO2.Telco’s vision is aligned with the TIP mission of creating an open modular architecture with standard based components. This will support rapid creation of applications, reduced costs, and drive innovation along with propelling organizational change needed for a telco to innovate at internet speed. This is demonstrated by several successful developer engagement programs and internal IT transformation projects in Axiata powered by the WSO2.Telco platform. Further details about the demo can be found at https://telecominfraproject.com/wp-content/uploads/Greenfield-Update-1-25-17.pdf   About Axiata DigitalAxiata Digital (AD), the digital services arm of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), was established to support the increasingly digital lifestyle of Axiata consumers. In just four years, this portfolio now consists of 30 digital brands, servicing growing demands in mobile money, mobile advertising, e-commerce, entertainment and education among which are  11st, Elevenia, StoreKing, AdKnowledge Asia, Yonder Music and WSO2.Telco. About WSO2.Telco: Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata) and WSO2 Inc. combine forces to deliver the radically new open source digital enablement platform – WSO2. Telco. It’s designed for today’s innovative Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to easily establish an agile collaboration layer with web-centric APIs. The platform represents a new milestone in agility and scalability, allowing telcos to expose, manage and orchestrate multiple network services at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

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