TIM joins the Open Gateway project promoted by GSMA with the aim of accelerating the new era of digital services. Within the framework of the agreement, supported by 20 international mobile operators, TIM will launch in Italy and Brazil the first platform designed to provide universal access for the development and sale of applications based on API (Application Programmable Interfaces) functions. The solution, designed for the Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C) markets, aims to help developers create new services and opportunities in a quick and easy way.
Through Open Gateway Italian and Brazilian service providers will be able to sell their applications all over the world, thanks to the international Operators alliance, relying on standard contracts, simple procedures, and fast and secure payments. The goal of the platform is to reduce fragmentation in the application market and enhance the application ecosystem across the mobile industry.
Pietro Labriola, TIM Group’s CEO stated "The telco industry needs simple rules and to accelerate the launch of digital services. The Open Gateway project will foster the creation of communication solutions while guaranteeing a better user experience for customers. This is an high-potential market that will grow by more than 25% over the next three years. Open Gateway will accelerate the development of new business models, generating significant benefits for the entire digital industry, thanks also to the integration of these new services with the solutions already in use by telco operators.”
In Italy, TIM, through TIM Enterprise, the business unit dedicated to large customers and the Public Administration, has launched a dedicated API portal (Developer.tim.it) to better support customers, developers and system integrators in using the most innovative APIs. The portal includes APIs compliant with the GSMA Open Gateway standard that guarantees the compatibility of systems and solutions.
In Brazil, the launch of the platform will bring to market solutions based on the country's largest Internet of Things network and widest mobile coverage. Thanks to Open Gateway, TIM Brasil will further enhance its connectivity service offering for businesses, enabling enterprise and industrial applications.
The catalogue of APIs made available to developers will be progressively enhanced starting from the number verification and SIM swap, with progressive enrichment in the following months.
TIM is the leading ICT group in Italy and Brazil, placing itself at the forefront of digital technologies. Develops optic-fiber fixed-line network infrastructure, which makes available to all the market, both through a capillary presence over the whole national territory and through Sparkle at international level. TIM offers to individuals and families services and products of mobile and fixed-line telephony for communication and entertainment and accompanies small and medium enterprises towards digitalization through a portfolio which is personalized to their needs. Cloud, IoT and Cybersecurity are at the centre of TIM Enterprise end-to-end solutions for companies and public administrations, which develop the digital transformation of the country using the largest network of data centres in Italy, the expertise of Group companies such as Noovle, Olivetti and Telsy, and through partnerships with groups of primary importance. In Brazil, TIM Brasil is one of the main players in the South American telecommunications market and a leader in 4G coverage. In developing its business, the group has adopted a sustainability strategy based on the objectives of climate strategy, the circular economy, digital growth and gender equality and aims to become carbon neutral in 2030 and achieve zero net emissions by 2040. It also supports projects of high social interest via TIM Foundation.
“Evolve together with courage, transforming technology into freedom” is TIM's purpose. The operator has the largest mobile coverage and 4G presence in Brazil and is leading the rollout of 5G in the country, in line with its leading attitude and signature: “Imagine the possibilities”. Committed to the best environmental, social and governance practices, it is part of important portfolios on the Brazilian stock exchange, such as the Novo Mercado, S&P/B3 Brasil ESG and the Corporate Sustainability Index. It is listed in the Sustainability Yearbook 2022, which brings together the most sustainable companies in the world and was the first operator to obtain ISO 37001 certification for combating bribery. It is also part of the Bloomberg Gender Equity Index and leads, among companies in Brazil and in the global telecom sector, the Refinitiv Diversity & Inclusion Index.
For more information, visit www.tim.com.br.
Rome/ Barcelona, 27 February 2023