Verizon has announced new APIs that allow developers to access its network services and capabilities. It hopes that by releasing these APIs, it can showcase the potential of its 5G network. 

The APIs will enable developers to utilize capabilities like network authentication security, SIM and device management, network traffic prediction, quality management, and edge site selection and routing. 

As an example, Verizon explained that a developer can use one of the APIs to improve their fraud prevention capabilities by allowing agents to authenticate a mobile number and SIM authorization within a mobile app. 

The company also confirmed that its APIs were developed in accordance with global standards bodies, including CAMARA, GSMA OpenGateway, 5GFF, and TM Forum.

“The breadth and richness of the services and data insights that can be leveraged from Verizon’s award winning 5G network is immeasurable,” said Srini Kalapala, senior vice president of technology and product development at Verizon. “Verizon has been on the cutting-edge of developing a number of network APIs to help developers access and mobilize network data and services in a way that improves customer security, eases pain points in customers’ interactions or allows for the creation of new experiences. We are now working with global partners to make those available on a wider scale.”