Big Data for Telcos: cutting OPEX, improving service quality - and deploying services faster

Not just for marketers, Big Data and predictive analytics and techniques combine to make large carrier networks more resilient

Big Data has won acclaim – and rightfully so – for helping marketers improve the efficiency of their campaigns, assisting doctors in making diagnoses, fighting fraud, detecting hacker attacks, and even predicting financial markets. While most of the attention has been on consumer applications, Big Data analytics and techniques can be applied to telecommunications and carrier networks as well.

Operator Carrier Exchange (OCX) and Federated Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

It is arguably in the carriers’ best interest to take control of the video delivery networks

There is a huge opportunity for carriers to connect all their CDNs together.  This will result in a federated Content Delivery Network (CDN). Lately, operators have started to take serious actions towards this concept. They have created a new cooperation called “Operator Carrier Exchange” (OCX). The idea of the OCX is for carriers and telecom service providers to share ideas, develop CDN standards, and allow one another to connect their CDN networks.

End Buffering and Deliver a High Quality Mobile Video Experience

Implementing an intelligent traffic optimization solution can provide new mobile video revenue streams

With the capabilities of smartphones, tablets, and smart-machines becoming more advanced, consumers are using their mobile devices to handle more data intensive operations. According to Akamai’s Q4/2014 State of the Internet Report, mobile data usage grew 11 percent quarter over quarter and 54 percent year over year.

Enterprise Evolution towards Cloud and CDN

The Cloud enables business process change, and allows enterprises to act more efficiently and flexibly

Cloud computing is computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked in such a way to provide some centralized service (i.e., data storage or online access to computer services or resources). Cloud computing ("the cloud") focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of shared resources.  Cloud computing is the convergence of multiple concepts which includes virtualization, distributed applications, grid, maturity of enterprise software applications and enterprise IT management.

Business Opportunities for 'Structured' Databases in Telecom

There is so much discussion about 'Unstructured' Data that some people forget about Structured Data

Data as a Service (DaaS) serves and important role in the ICT ecosystem and provides great benefits across many industry verticals.

DaaS is defined as any service offered wherein users can access vendor provided databases or host their own databases on vendor managed systems. DaaS is expected to grow significantly in the near future due to a few dominant themes including cloud-based infrastructure/services, enterprise data syndication, and the consumer services trend towards Everything as a Service (XaaS).

Nokia launches localised datacenter service for telecoms firms

Turns the notion of highly centralised datacenters on its head

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia launched a new localised datacenter service for mobile network operators on Monday, enabling the operators to better compete with the likes of Amazon and Google in providing internet services.

Nokia said it will offer cloud-based datacenters running on Intel Corp's platform to network operators seeking to contend with the soaring growth in mobile data traffic.

Audi and Daimler separately announce connected car alliances with Baidu

Daimler also teams up with Qualcomm for in-car technology enhancements

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - German carmaker Daimler is to make software from web services company Baidu available in its Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars as part of a trend of deepening ties between carmakers and consumer technology companies.

Carmakers are seeking to extend information and entertainment services available in vehicles, as well as smartphone compatibility, in an era of increasingly congested traffic.

Not so fast: connected cars could cause data traffic jams

One in five vehicles worldwide will have some form of wireless network connection by 2020

Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for airwaves with smartphones, tablets and networked features in other vehicles, according to a study.

By 2024, mobile networks will see machine-to-machine (M2M) connections jump 10-fold to 2.3 billion from 250 million in 2014. Half these links will be automotive, said the study published on Thursday by Machina Research.

Verizon's top goal with AOL: mobile video advertising

AOL brings cutting-edge tools to buy and sell ads automatically in real-time

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications has made clear what it hopes to gain with the $4.4 billion purchase of AOL: a better way to sell mobile video ads.

AOL, ridiculed for its continuing dial-up Internet business, has in the last few years assembled a set of cutting-edge online video technology tools to buy and sell ads automatically in real-time, measure audience metrics and specifically target users based on their preferences.

Such "programmatic" buying is fast becoming the most effective way for online ads to be bought and sold.

Segmented monitoring of 100Gbps data containing CDN video

By 2018, more than half of all Internet traffic will cross content delivery networks globally

Segmented monitoring can increase the effectiveness of a service provider’s monitoring infrastructure by identifying traffic types that are of high value to an end user, or a network operator and then treat each differently.

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