Telecom APIs for Monetization of Communications-Enabled Applications

The global application development community is becoming increasingly aware of Telecom Application Programming Interface (API) as a means of accessing data for a variety of communications-enabled applications. Telecom Network APIs capitalize on existing network infrastructure and platforms to facilitate many new business opportunities.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

Big Data, Analytics, & the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) remains largely an amorphous construct with many different meanings to many different constituents. One thing that is clear, however, is that it represents a next generation set of technologies, systems, networks, platforms, devices, solutions and services that will transform virtually every industry vertical. Those industries that are not transformed by IoT are also those that are destined for significant contraction. IoT will also transform consumer lifestyles and lead to a new world of possibilities in terms of how people view virtual objects and interact between virtual and physical assets.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless Public Sector

The Future of Telemedicine: Mobile and Connected Healthcare

Telemedicine is increasingly gaining popularity due to its high potential for cost savings and increased efficiency in healthcare. Expert medical care through telemedicine can significantly improve the healthcare facilities at rural and remote locations. Advanced wireless and networking technologies coupled with recent advances in biotechnology, biosensors and software engineering has enabled the promising growth in telemedicine healthcare systems.

Topics: Software & Enterprise Computing Biotechnology Telecommunications & Wireless Healthcare

The Value of Big Data & Analytics to Telecommunications Service Providers

Big Data analytics give telecom providers a more complete customer perspective, where no data is too small or irrelevant, and one that has data sets from various sources fused together, correlated and turned into valuable insights. Some of the areas, in broad terms, where Business Intelligence tools can be used in telecom, include Operations and Budget Analysis, Capacity Management Analysis, and Network Operations & Management Analysis.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless Big Data

Cloud Services for Financial Institutions

Banks are notoriously averse to adopting new technology. Many big banks remain attached to their legacy IT environments and are very concerned about cloud security and privacy. As big banks look to move functions to hosted environments, payment processing and document management are good starting points. Small banks find it easier to adopt cloud-based services as they are not weighed by a legacy IT environment.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless Financial Services

Evaluating the Emerging $5 Billion 5G Wireless Opportunity

While LTE and LTE-Advanced deployments are still underway, wireless carriers and vendors have already embarked on R&D initiatives to develop so-called “5G” technology, with a vision of commercialization by 2020.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

The Connected Consumer Device Marketplace

There is a range of low-frequency network technologies that consumer devices can use to communicate with each other, and the market has no dominance or availability of single network technology that fits all. This is one of the highlights of this industry and a reason that we find different alliances, such as ZigBee, Z-wave, Insteon, MoCA and DLNA and many other small groups, emerging and stating their dominance over this industry. The common practice is manifesting in a growing number of alliances of hardware, software and end device providers/solutions under one umbrella and is working in coherence with each other to generate dominance on the market.

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless

Clothing Merchants to Maximize Seamless Shopping Experience Through Online-Offline Approach

Rivaling consumer electronics, clothing has become one of the most purchased physical products online in recent years. Clothing was also the leading category in global cross-border B2C E-Commerce in 2014, accounting for over a third of all cross-border online purchases. In China and Japan, online mass merchants and marketplaces have become the most popular platforms for consumers to purchase clothing. In Europe, clothing has been the leading category by share of online shoppers in countries such as the UK, Germany, Russia, Italy and Turkey. Clothing merchants stand to benefit from adoption of current market trends, including but not limited to: M-Commerce, Omnichannel and Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce. Those merchants currently operating purely online or predominantly store-based could seek to adopt these strategies in an effort to gain a share in the booming online clothing market.

Topics: E-commerce & IT Outsourcing Apparel Telecommunications & Wireless Business Services & Administration

Smart Cities & Their Supporting Technologies

As smartphone penetration continues to increase, smartphone apps and well-implemented technology can help city authorities save money and become more efficient. However, there is much more than smartphones involved, including the networks that support cellular communications (LTE, LTE-Advanced, WiFi, etc.). 

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless Public Sector

Machine to Machine (M2M) and Other Technologies Supporting the Internet of Things (IoT)

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is a revolutionary technology that allows effective supervision and maintenance of physical assets. M2M communication has historically represented the integration of microprocessors, microcontrollers and sensors with communications, monitoring and control systems to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of business operations.  

Topics: Telecommunications & Wireless