The new Conversation APIs are based on REpresentational State Transfer (REST), a software architecture used to create applications for the Web
Telecommunications firm Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a new suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) to unlock the potential of 4G mobile networks as well as create broadband services to meet consumers' needs.
With the nine new conversation APIs, developers can access the communication capabilities in service providers' IP Multimedia Subsystem, the infrastructure that is based on 4G LTE and IP networks.
The communication capabilities in service providers' IP Multimedia Subsystem include high definition voice and video, audio/video conferencing, interactive voice, messaging and call control, which can be used to build services for both consumers and businesses.
Alcatel-Lucent's new Conversation APIs are based on REpresentational State Transfer (REST), a software architecture used to create applications for the Web.
In addition, the new suite will also enable application developers to create new or enhanced services they can deliver themselves or through communications service providers.
Alcatel-Lucent Advanced Communications president Sandip Mukerjee said the New Conversation APIs enable service providers to fast-track 4G innovation, turning IMS into a real engine for the creation of new services.
"New applications using IMS-based APIs can be built very quickly, in turn allowing the rapid introduction of more services, and a growth in revenue that comes from our customers being able to differentiate themselves in the marketplace," Mukerjee said.