The Ecosystem for Open Gateway NaaS API Development.
September 19, 2023
The Linux Foundation's CAMARA project, an open source community addressing telco industry API interoperability, has graduated to a funded model. This means that the project will now have a Governing Board, Technical Steering Committee, and End User Council to manage collaboration at scale. The project offers new opportunities for collaboration between telecoms, GSMA, TMForum and other industries providing cloud-based services by developing an open, global, accessible API solution.
This enables developers to more quickly and easily develop and deliver APIs for operators and cloud providers, preventing fragmentation and empowering faster, more versatile advancement of global application portability and broad industry adoption of new features and capabilities. The project has grown from 250 participating organizations with over 750 contributors to a community of over 250 participating organizations with over 750 contributors. The CAMARA fund is composed of 10 Premium sponsors, (including Accenture, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia, Orange, Telefonica, Verizon, Vodafone, T-Mobile) and 5 General sponsors (including CableLabs, Centillion, Charter Communications, Scenera, Shabodi). The project works closely with the GSMA's Operator Platform initiative that is defining a federated platform solution for exposing operator network capabilities to external applications. The partnership ensures that developers relying on the CAMARA project's API solution and abstraction will facilitate users across operator networks. The project has also published a white paper,