Colt signs up to TM Forum’s Open API Manifesto and Open Digital Architecture initiatives

Published by Colt Technology Services on September 12, 2023

Colt signed TM Forum’s Open API Manifesto while also committing to its Open Digital Architecture (ODA) initiative: a standardised cloud-native architecture blueprint for all elements of the digital infrastructure industry.

TM Forum is an alliance of over 800 companies working together to break down the collaborative barriers across industries, regions and cultures in the digital infrastructure space.

Pledging its support of these global initiatives is another step towards sustainable business, highlighting the importance of mutual collaboration in solving industry-wide problems.

It has been proven by TM Forum’s existing members that using, endorsing and requiring a suite of common industry Open APIs reveals a range of growth and efficiency opportunities, including delivering agility, exposing opportunities to like-minded partners and delivering value to local and global customers.

To date, 178 of the world’s leading communications service providers (CSPs) and technology ecosystem participants have signed the Open API Manifesto publicly demonstrating their endorsement of TM Forum’s suite of Open APIs.

Joe Burke, VP of Technology Strategy & Architecture at Colt, tells us that he believes that, “the ODA can empower a company to rapidly innovate, helping Colt achieve its vision of being the digital infrastructure company that the world’s leading businesses choose to connect with. The standards-based architecture of ODA, along with its suite of open APIs, are at the heart of zero-touch interoperability.”

“By signing the manifesto,” says George Glass, the CTO at TM Forum, “members such as Colt are showing their commitment to transforming technology to be future-ready. The drive to collaboratively deliver the ODA is creating a software market foundation for the industry that enables communication service providers and suppliers to invest in IT for new and differentiated services instead of sinking resources into legacy maintenance and integration.”

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