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.
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.
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.
Big Data represents a major inflection point for the ICT and Telecom sectors as it will transform business asset utility and value forever more. It isn’t a revolution or a replacement for the current technologies, but it is rather a valued extension of business assets.
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).
So, what’s the current status and efforts of carriers in telecom toward Big Data Analytics?
Good question – and one that’s hard to answer because there doesn’t seem to be much publicized on this front.
There are plenty of companies willing to help telecom carriers to analyze all that data they’re collecting, but not many carriers are advertising their current status and efforts in this area.
Somewhere in the United States at the moment, there’s a parent on her way to work. She just dropped her daughter off at school, and, for some reason, she suddenly remembered she left her garage door open. Or she didn’t set her thermostat for a day of an empty house. As recently as a couple of years ago, this situation would have meant turning around, adding 40 minutes to her commute just to flip a switch. The Internet of Things (IoT) means this woman can grab her smartphone, open an app and tell her garage door to close.
Global metropolitan areas are facing unprecedented challenges as the pace of urbanization is increasing at a pace that is testing the ability of city planners to meet the current and anticipated needs of its citizens. Each day, more than 150 thousand people get added in urban areas, either because of migration or births. Between now and 2050, the world’s urban population is expected to grow by more than 70%.
There has been an explosion in mobile payment service launches, joint ventures, and partnerships in the past two to three years. Merchants are starting to appreciate the benefits that mobile payments can bring, with major chains including Starbucks and McDonald’s launching services on a national basis.
By 2020, IoT will encompass 50 billion devices connected over the internet and that will generate a data of 40 zetabytes through communication. The communication will cover about 25% of human to machine communication and 75% of machine to machine communication.
This represents a massive amount of unstructured data with the potential to ultimately provide very insightful and informative content that will help companies make more informed decisions. This data generated using IoT is considered as one of the next revolutionary areas in technology and industry.