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Technologies to Monetize Data

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[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a 3-part article. Click here to read Part 2 of this three-part article.] So far, we have learnt the basic definitions of Big Data from a Broadband Service Provider’s perspective and have understood what kinds of actionable insights may be obtained from such data. However, before we do that,…

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Have You Been Served?

January 29, 2013
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In the beginning of January, reports suggested that a patent licensing firm, Brandywine Communications Technologies, sued over 39 ISPs for certain echo cancellation and pre-distortion technology integrated into DSL equipment. NTCA reported that, as of January 7th, its members had received letters, but no lawsuits. Based on a report to Viodi, it sounds like the letters continue to be sent to…

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Actionable Insights from Good Data – Part 2

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[Editor's Note: Click here to read Part 1 of this three-part article]. In the first part of this series, we went over the definitions of Big Data as they relate to a Broadband Service Provider. Now that we understand the kinds of data that such a provider may have access to, let’s look a little…

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Big Data for Smaller Providers – Part 1

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Big Data is all the buzz today. There is no dearth of articles about Big Data, Data in the Cloud, Data Mining, Analytics, etc. But what exactly do these terms mean? This series of articles will explain Big Data and how it applies to Broadband Service Providers. It will explain what they can do with…

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Global Telco Capex May Surprise on the Upside in 2013!

December 25, 2012
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After several years of disappointments, global telco capital expenditures (capex) might increase stronger than expected next year. That might breath new life into the struggling telecom equipment and module market, which has been in the doldrums since at least 2001 with ever shrinking profit margins for telecom infrastructure gear makers. Light Reading reports that European telcos might…

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