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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

kq4ym 11/18/2014 | 12:04:11 PM
Re: analytical questions? I'm wondering just how active currently is big data and IoT. With the endless possibilities of joining devices and sharing data, where does one begin to sort out the possibilities?
MordyK 11/17/2014 | 2:44:53 PM
Re: analytical questions? Thanks for arranging this Sarah! This is a topic I have long been excited about, and hope to hear some interesting insights on its progress and actual implementation.
Ariella 11/17/2014 | 2:44:09 PM
Re: analytical questions? It's a pity about the time. I would have loved to have participated, but I have a phone interview scheduled from last week for exactly the same time. 
thebulk 11/17/2014 | 1:04:42 PM
Re: analytical questions? I am really looking forward to this, the space where the Internet of Things and Big Data intersect is such an exciting topic! 
sarahthomas1011 11/17/2014 | 10:47:34 AM
analytical questions? Hope to see you all on the live chat boards tomorrow! If you can't join, feel free to ask a question or two here, and I'll make sure I address it to Rob and Rebecca.
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