VoIP platform vendor Broadsoft is releasing versions of its service application programming interfaces in representational state transfer, the software language common to Web-based applications development. So-called REST APIs can help telcos move toward quick service development that is more in the style of Web mash-ups. Carriers such as BT have started to move in the direction of service mash-ups, and though the term is still new in telco circles, it could be overheard quite frequently on the NXTcomm show floor in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Broadsoft's move will make the mash-up migration easier for its carrier customers, but look for more REST adoption to come among other vendors and carriers.
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