Using Big Data: New report from TRI

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.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.