Dan Baker of the Technology Research Institute (TRI) and Black Swan has published a comprehensive new report into Telecom Analytics and Big Data Solutions. The report covers 42 different vendors, clarifying the variety of products and services on offer. Dan sidesteps the problems caused when words like ‘analytics’ are overused, breaking the market down into coherent sub-markets, and explaining the differences between each vendor’s offerings. In an excellent interview for B/OSS World, Dan also points out what telcos have in common, not least that:
…”big data” is nothing new in telecom networks; in fact, telecom practically invented big data volumes. But just because telcos own terabytes of data doesn’t mean they know how to manage them well.
The report can be purchased from here.