The Architecture Working Group (ARC WG)
The OMA SpecWorks ARC WG identifies and specifies architectural aspects for OMA SpecWorks specifications in order to support end-to-end interoperability across different devices, network operators, and service providers. The ARC WG is responsible for the OMA SpecWorks API program, and has been actively involved in closing the gap between APIs among GSMA Access, GSMA RCS/RCSe, SCF and 3GPP.
The OMA SpecWorks API Program
The OMA SpecWorks API program provides standardized interfaces to the service infrastructure residing within communication networks and on devices. Focused primarily between the service access layer and generic network capabilities, OMA SpecWorks API specifications allow operators and other service providers to expose device capabilities and network resources in an open and programmable way–to any developer community independent of the development platform. By deploying APIs, fundamental capabilities such as SMS, MMS, Location Services, Payment and other core network assets are now exposed in a standardized way. This reduces development cost and time-to-market for new applications and services, as well as simplifying wider deployment of existing applications and services.