Thursday, July 17, 2014

Orange Chooses Apigee to Deliver Telco Data and Services to Partners

Orange has selected Apigee’s digital platform to power the APIs (application programming interfaces) for Orange Partner, its business hub for developers, partners and start-ups programs.

The Orange Partner program exposes a portfolio of APIs that enable developers and partners to build rich mobile and Web applications using Orange core networks and services. Orange already promotes several APIs, including enriched communications with joyn, machine-to-machine, search and personal APIs.

Thierry Souche, SVP Orange Labs Products & Services, said: “We wanted to highlight and provide access to our portfolio of APIs and enhance our ecosystem’s developer journey through a simple self-service solution, and Apigee is the backbone technology that enables this. We selected Apigee for its innovative technology, for its thought leadership in APIs, apps and data, and for its experience with similar initiatives in other large enterprises.”

Apigee noted other telco customers, including AT&T, Globe Telecom, KT, Swisscom, Smart Communications, Telefonica and Vodafone.

  • Earlier this year, Apigee, which is based in San Jose, California, raised $60 million in venture financing for its API platform for enabling predictive analytics in digital interactions. Pine River Capital Management and Wellington Management Company participated as new investors in this round, along with current Apigee investors Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Bay Partners, Third Point LLC, SAP Ventures, funds managed by BlackRock, Focus Ventures, and Accenture. With this financing, Apigee has raised $171 million to date. 

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