Live Chat: Small Sensors, Big Data Analytics

Join us Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with TM Forum's Rebecca Sendel and Rob Rich about how operators are approaching big data analytics for the growing Internet of Things.

Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms

November 17, 2014

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Live Chat: Small Sensors, Big Data Analytics

For service providers, the value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies less in the new connections attaching to their networks, and more in what they can do with them.

The challenge, however, is that the IoT is still very much the wild, wild west, and operators have to make sense of the new traffic on their networks before they can take it to the next level. That's where advanced analytics comes into play. Any good IoT -- or machine-to-machine communications -- strategy has a big data analytics strategy underpinning it.

For the most part, wireless operators are at the early stages of figuring out what that strategy entails. But they are keen to use the data flowing from sensors to better understand and target their customers, build new revenue-generating services and create advantageous partnerships with the device makers and content companies riding on their networks.

It's telco analytics month! For more on the subject, visit our dedicated analytics content page here on Light Reading.

As part of telco analytics month here at Light Reading, we are holding a LIVE CHAT with two members of the TM Forum who have been helping operators make sense of analytics through research reports, architectures, protocols, live events and best practices.

Rebecca Sendel, TM Forum director of collaboration product management, and Rob Rich, the Forum's managing director, will be joining us tomorrow, Tuesday, November 18, at 12:00 noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT) to discuss the unique analytics requirements and challenges of the IoT, how service providers are addressing the opportunity and what it means for consumers.

Register for the site here, and join the Light Reading live chat message boards tomorrow, November 18, at 12:00 noon EST (9:00 a.m. PST) to take part in what is sure to be a lively and informative discussion.

Ahead of the live chat, you can catch up on all the coverage from telco analytics month here and below.

— Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Sarah Thomas

Director, Women in Comms

Sarah Thomas's love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought her first cellphone, a pink RAZR, which she duly "bedazzled" with the help of superglue and her dad.

She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. Sarah got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard (her cussin' upset the clients) and a hodge-podge of internships, including spells at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine (where she was Chief Hot-Tub Correspondent), and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

As Editorial Operations Director, a role she took on in January 2015, Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management of the non-news content elements on Light Reading.

Sarah received her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Chicago with her 3DTV, her iPad and a drawer full of smartphone cords.

Away from the world of telecom journalism, Sarah likes to dabble in monster truck racing, becoming part of Team Bigfoot in 2009.

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