Global brands believe telcos outperform tech giants Google, Apple and Microsoft when it comes to sourcing customer information worth billions of dollars.
Verizon has formed a new division, called Exponent Technologies, offering a portfolio of software and internet platforms to help other mobile operators to deploy new technologies without the high cost of new infrastructure and resources.
The GSMA has urged operators to help it create harmonised data sets in order to drive the creation of new IoT-based services.
Nokia has agreed to take over network analytics firm Deepfield, which it intends to merge with existing products to create a “cognitive brain".
Proximus’ new MyAnalytics portal will not generate huge revenues, the company’s Head of Enterprise Innovation has said, and will instead serve as a gateway to sell more traditional telecoms services to businesses.
Proximus has started selling “market research” reports containing anonymous data about its customers’ whereabouts, movements, and countries of origin for a starting price of €700.
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao has expressed scepticism about Telefónica's proposed personal data bank, arguing his company is already doing right by its consumers on privacy.
The role of Chief Data Officer is growing in importance, according to a new survey, and customer intimacy is their number one goal.
Telefónica is to create a personal data bank for each of its 350 million customers to store, manage and sell their own data.
Telefónica has launched a new business unit that brings together a range of big data services it sells to the enterprise market.
Mobile operators will devote more than $50 billion to big data and machine learning analytics over the next five years to avoid becoming irrelevant, according to new research.
Telcos’ innovation strategies have been shown up in a new report, which laments a continued protection of their core business activities.
The internet of things (IoT) will lead to a sea-change in the way big data analytics is conducted, with increasing emphasis on predictive and prescriptive analytics, according to a new report by Machina Research.
Altice has appointed former Cablevision exec Paul Haddad as its first Global Chief Data Officer.
By Luis Rodeia, Product Manager at WeDo Technologies
Half of the world’s population today now has a mobile subscription—up from just one in five 10 years ago.
The telecoms industry will spend over $10 billion on big data and business analytics products and services in 2019, according to a new report.
European Communications has launched its fifth annual survey of the big data scene in telecoms.
Proximus has set up a new smart mobility company that brings together two startups with its own e-ticketing subsidiary.
The head of SAP’s Telecom Industry business has urged operators in “saturated” markets to wean themselves off using ARPU as a key performance indicator.
A Mobile World Congress panel discussion about digital operators took an unexpected turn when differences emerged between Telefónica and MTS.
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