Sri Lanka’s major mobile operators have come together to introduce network APIs aimed at enhancing digital services. These APIs, which include One Time Password Validation, Device Location, and Carrier Billing, offer developers a unified set of services. This collaboration provides a single integration solution for all four primary mobile operators in Sri Lanka.
Bharti Airtel Lanka, Dialog Axiata, Hutchison Telecommunications, and SLT-Mobitel jointly announced the commercial launch of the new industry-wide network APIs. The initiative is part of the GSMA Open Gateway, designed to help developers and businesses accelerate the growth of digital services and apps.
The mobile operators have introduced three key APIs: One Time Password (OTP) Validation, Device Location, and Carrier Billing. These APIs provide developers and enterprises with a standardized way to reach over 21 million Sri Lankans, regardless of their network operator.
Through these APIs and the GSMA Open Gateway Initiative, developers can potentially reach new subscribers beyond Sri Lanka as the Open Gateway Coverage expands. The initial set of APIs is expected to revolutionize digital adoption in Sri Lanka by offering a single integration that works across all four operators in the country.
The GSMA Open Gateway empowers developers globally to create innovative services by accessing network resources. Developed in collaboration with mobile operators worldwide, the framework ensures consistent, interoperable access to mobile networks through the standards-based CAMARA repository, a Linux Foundation project. This initiative now includes more than 36 mobile operator groups, representing 214 mobile networks and covering 60 percent of mobile connections worldwide.