Vodafone India partnered with Aepona to provide a platform that will allow the operator’s business partners to access its network capabilities, enabling developers to “deliver smarter and more contextually relevant services to Vodafone’s subscribers”.
Based on Aepona’s API Monetisation Platform, the service will allow Vodafone to expose its core network, informational and billing assets as web-based APIs to partners such as independent software vendors, app developers, and web-based service providers.
These partners will be able to develop services that are relevant to Vodafone’s subscribers and “enrich” business solutions, consumer applications and content-based services, Aeopna said.
The platform will also act as a centralised settlement system for existing value-added services.
“This new platform will enable us to use our assets to create an ecosystem that will help us provide a diverse dynamic portfolio of data services to our customer base,” said Vodafone India’s head of business development and innovation, Jonathan Bill.
Vodafone operates across 23 regions of India, serving more than 147 million subscribers.