The Linux Foundation announces a new “CAMARA” project


CAMARA will help customer and developer ecosystems by developing an open, global, and accessible API solution with access to carrier capabilities regardless of the networks customers are on, allowing applications to work consistently across telecommunications and different countries. In addition, CAMARA provides new opportunities for collaboration between network and cloud companies (including telcos, ISVs, device manufacturers, etc.) to address the challenges of porting and replicating API services. on heterogeneous operator architectures. This prevents telecommunications and cloud developer fragmentation and allows for faster, more versatile evolution of global portability and broad industry adoption of new features and capabilities.

A close collaboration has been established between the CAMARA project and the GSMA’s Operator Platform initiative which defines a federated platform solution to expose operators’ network capabilities to external applications. This collaboration will ensure that developers who rely on the API solution and the abstraction of the CAMARA project will facilitate users on carrier networks.

“We are delighted to begin this new chapter of collaboration with the GSMA,” said Arpit Joshipura, Managing Director, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “By leveraging existing open source communities within CNCF, LF Networking, LF Edge and aligning with GSMA’s OPG industry requirements, we are ready to meet today’s API accessibility challenges. “

“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 critical to accelerating scale to meet today’s integration demands,” said Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA. “We are very excited to work with Linux Foundation and our members to build API reliability and resiliency and simplify challenges for our developer communities.”

Learn more about CAMARA at MWC Barcelona in the main session of:

More details on “CAMARA – The Telco Global API Alliance”, are also available via GitHub:

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

More details on the GSMA’s Operator Platform initiative (and its closely related Telco Edge Cloud business), are also available at

About the GSMA
The GSMA is a global organization uniting the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver fundamental innovations for positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unleash the full power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organizations in the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers to its members on three main pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This business includes advancing policy, solving today’s greatest societal challenges, supporting the technology and interoperability that powers mobile, and delivering the world’s largest platform. to bring the mobile ecosystem together during the MWC and M360 series of events. We invite you to learn more at

About the Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 2,000 members and is the world’s leading hub for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects are essential to global infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and meeting the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create enduring models of open collaboration. For more information, please visit

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