Linux Foundation Announces New Open Source Project

The Linux Foundation has just announced a new, open source project codenamed ‘CAMARA – The Telco Global API Alliance’, in collaboration with the GSMA – a global organization unifying the mobile ecosystem, deigned to address challenges in porting and reproducing API services across heterogeneous operator and cloud architectures.

CAMARA is expected to help customer and developer ecosystems by delivering open, global, and accessible API solution with access to operator capabilities, in whatever networks customers are in, while allowing applications run consistently between telco networks and different countries.

“We are thrilled to enter into this next chapter of collaboration with the GSMA. By harnessing existing open source communities within CNCF, LF Networking, LF Edge and aligning to GSMA’s OPG industry requirements, we are poised to address current challenges in API accessibility,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation.”

According to the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, Linux foundation, the new project offers new opportunities for collaboration between network and cloud companies while addressing challenges of porting and reproducing API services across heterogeneous operator architectures.

Through this global partnership, Linux stated that a close collaboration has been set up between the CAMARA project and the GSMA’s Operator Platform initiative that will further define a federated platform solution for exposing operator network capabilities to external applications.

“The Operator Platform initiative welcomes new members to join more than 40 leading operators, and 35 ecosystem partners, already working together on requirements and APIs. This type of collaboration with CAMARA is essential in accelerating scale to meet today’s integration demands. We are very pleased to be working with Linux Foundation, and our membership, on developing reliability and resilience in APIs, and simplifying challenges for our developer communities,” said Henry Calvert, head of Networks, GSMA.

As announced, the new open source project, CAMARA is supported by leading industry organizations, including AT&T, Capgemini, Google Cloud, IBM, Intel, Kandy, KDDI, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, GSMA, MobiledgeX, Nokia, Orange, NGMN, Scenera, T-Mobile US, TIM, Telefonica, TELUS, the Linux Foundation and Vodafone.