It’s About Time: Five Reasons Real-Time Analytics Is Key to Telecom Success

CSPs can empower their entire enterprise by converting data into actionable insights

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.

Audi and Daimler separately announce connected car alliances with Baidu

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

Reuters

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.

Huawei stakes claim in 'Internet of Things' market with new operating system

Showcases its 'Agile IoT' architecture, including an operating system called LiteOS

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker, on Wednesday became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), centered on an operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online.

Deutsche Telekom to consider partner for T-Mobile U.S.: CEO

DT last year tried to sell T-Mobile US to Sprint who dropped its bid after regulatory resistance

Reuters

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom will consider any partner that can improve profitability at its U.S. operations, its chief executive told the company's annual shareholders meeting.

Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Thursday T-Mobile US, of which Deutsche Telekom owns 66 percent, was in much better shape than two years ago.

"But it is our duty to go on improving the return on T-Mobile US," he added. "If we find a partner who will help us to do so, we will obviously consider it."

China to spend $182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017

Goal is to accelerate the development of fiber optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will spend more than $182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth.

The State Council said the government will invest more than 430 billion yuan ($69.3 billion) this year on network construction, with at least another 700 billion yuan ($112.8 billion) spent over the following two years.

The goal is to accelerate the development of fiber optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks, the governing body said on its website.

IoT, Big Data Mean Big Opportunities for Telcos

The most successful companies in this evolving landscape are those that quickly adapt

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.

Vodafone's return to growth hints at wider sector recovery

Weak spot in the results was Germany, where it was hit by stiff competition

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Vodafone posted a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in nearly three years on Tuesday in the clearest sign yet that Europe's mobile market is edging towards recovery.

The world's second largest mobile operator has been hit hard by the constraints on consumer spending in its big European markets, fierce competition in India and by regulator-imposed price cuts around the world.

But on Tuesday it finally forecast 2016 core earnings growth on an organic basis following seven straight years of declines.

Smart Cities Seen as Major Driver of ICT Innovation for the Next Three Decades

To encourage a thriving culture, cities must attain economic, social, and environmental sustainability

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%.

Mobile Commerce, Payments, NFC/RFID and Big Data

The role of Near Field Communication (NFC) in mobile payments continues to divide the industry

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.

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