Category: AI


We’re still not using data well enough

Jamie from Telecoms.com chats to Ray from Light Reading at the Software Defined Operations and the Autonomous Network event in London. The review a panel discussion around the use of big data and conclude there’s still a fair bit of work to be done in getting the hang of it. Top marks to Ray for his command of metaphor and graphic imagery.

What to bin and what to keep; the big data conundrum

Figuring out what is valuable data and binning the rest has been a challenge for the telco industry, but here’s an interesting dilemma; how do you know the unknown value of data for the usecases of tomorrow?

Softbank is now more of a VC than a telco group

Back in 2016 when Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced plans for the $100 billion Vision Fund it looks like a ludicrous plan, but with such incredible growth perhaps we should ask whether Son has been missing his calling for decades.

Sky flexes its AI muscles

Artificial intelligence might be the buzz word of 2018, but few actually know what to do with the technology. That said, Sky seems to be surging ahead of the pack.

Inward application of tech explains dumb pipe rhetoric

Every telco fears the ‘dump pipe’ label and the push towards commoditisation, but perhaps this trend is being compounded by an inward looking attitude in the application of potentially revolutionary technologies.

Google adds some Pixels

Internet giant Google ramped up its involvement in the consumer hardware space with the launch of new Pixel branded smartphones and tablets as well as a home hub.

Google resists the dark side of the force

Google has decided not to compete for a lucrative Pentagon cloud-computing contract, worth up to $10 billion, stating the project might conflict with its corporate values or AI principles.

DT searches for fibre efficiency with Fraunhofer AI

Sometimes there are stories which come along and prove stereotypes can be true. In the search for efficiency, Deutsche Telekom is turning to artificial intelligence to help with its fibre rollout plans.

Ovum Digital Futures 2018: Telefónica

At the recent Ovum Digital Futures event we spoke to Chema Alonso from Telefónica about artificial intelligence and how he is using it both inside the company and for consumer products.

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