Escaping silos to pursue scale: The top three big data challenges for telcos

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When looking at common problems organisations face around building strategic big data analytics programmes, it’s interesting to look at the challenges and how they differ from industry to industry. While banks and insurance companies may struggle with legacy technology, and retailers fight against unmanageable volume, there is one thing that is certain: when it comes to big data, telcos are all starting from different places and perspectives, and there is no commonality in the use...

By Eliano Marques, 20 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Customer Service, Monetisation, Operators.

Why big data and analytics revenue will hit more than $203bn by 2020

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The data-driven business era is creating demand for new products and services. Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will grow from $130.1 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

This market is forecast to grow 11.3 percent in 2016 after revenues reached $122 billion worldwide in 2015, and is forecast to continue at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7 percent through...

By David H. Deans, 11 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Industry, Infrastructure.

When context brings sense to the big data mess

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Big data—which will soon be an understatement—is the amalgamation of information we’re getting from all of our mobile devices, and then adding to that soon the information we’re getting from all those other devices soon from the Internet of Things. Now the debate is if big data is valuable at all. Soon this insurmountable amount of data will become nonsense, unless we add context. Big data will enable machine learning that can in turn enable contextual...

By Telefónica, 15 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Content.

How mobile comms instrumentation is meeting the big data and IoT challenge

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It is 25 years since the 900 MHz GSM standard marked the birth of digital wireless communications. The hunger for data in cellular communications remains insatiable and demand for further technological progress persists. A tenfold increase in mobile data traffic is expected over the next six years, and experts predict an exponential increase in the number of things (Internet of Things, IoT) that communicate with each other via mobile networks....

By Meik Kottkamp, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Big Data, IoT, LTE, Networks.

Data for social good: When big data and machine learning saves lives

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“There are people who will then research and find out ‘Why is this?’ Or change policies based on this data. Information can save lives,” said Nancy Lublin, founder of Crisis Text Line. In just over two years, 15 million text messages have been sent to “741741” from every area code in the US, connecting people with anxiety and depression with counsellors.

It has grown rapidly because “just someone being...

By Telefónica, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Case Studies, Machine Learning.

Big data analytics apps are transforming IoT operations

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As more enterprises embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), we're seeing an increase in demand for analytics apps that can extract insight and meaning from sources of big data. Vendors are now busy identifying opportunities for software and professional services to assist buyers with their transformation projects.

According to the latest market study by Technology Business Research (TBR), 57 percent of analytics software customers in IT departments believe analytics adoption 'significantly'...

By David H. Deans, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, IoT.

Why location intelligence is the secret weapon for telcos and mobile operators

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The mobile and telecoms industries are experiencing seismic change. Alongside the dramatic rise in smartphone ownership, there has been major behavioural and cultural change in how we use our phones. We are less likely to use smartphones for voice, and more likely to use them for accessing the internet, viewing apps, listening to music, taking photos or playing games. In the 12 months to August 2015, our use of mobile devices to access the internet

By James Brayshaw, 09 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Disruption, Networks, Operators.

Opinion: The benefits of moving from NOC to SOC

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With the growth of MBB (Mobile Broadband) surpassing expectations, operators and CSPs (Communication Service Providers) are finding it tough to manage and ensure customer experience in real-time. People are using Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, streaming videos, and opening multiple websites at the same time on their mobile phone, and often complaining...

By Rajat Kochhar, 12 October 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Consumers, Networks.

Riding on the crest of the big data wave

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Big data means many things to many people, but can commonly be defined by the three Vs: volume, variety and velocity. Today, it is not just greater volumes of data that are being created but also a rapidly expanding variety of data sources, and data is being created at ever faster velocity.

However, the synchronised...

By Ben Parker, 25 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Industry.