Telia has taken part in a $17.5 million funding round for location data specialist Unacast, whose founders helped set up the TIDAL music streaming service now owned by Jay-Z.
Telefónica is bringing its IoT and data analysis technologies to agricultural development projects through a new partnership with a United Nations agency.
Telefónica hopes to improve the experience of its mobile customers after signing a global deal with network testing and analytics company Tutela.
Nokia has added analytics to fixed networks as it bids to help operators anticipate and solve outages in the network before they impact service quality.
Russian operator MTS has unveiled a big data as-a-service offering in a bid to take on IT companies and monetise the cloud.
By Zee Ahmad, Director of Programmatic, Axonix
Telefónica has signed a new deal that will see companies such as Coca-Cola sponsoring free data for its customers worldwide.
Telia has teamed up with Nobina Technology to test how mobile network data can be used to analyse travel patterns in Sweden.
MegaFon has signed a deal with Uber as it looks to expand its pool of partners and work on new services with the taxi service.
Verizon launched Exponent in February, promising to offer other operators a range of software and internet platforms. Exponent VP Brian Higgins gives us the lowdown on the new company
By Ari Vänttinen, CMO, Comptel
By Ted Woodbery, Vice President of Marketing at Synchronoss
Vodafone has introduced a service that uses customer information to create personalised and timely offers.
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.
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