Bill and Keep in the Interstate Access Arena Is Not a Free Ride

Posted by Ken Babcock on Mar 29, 2017 4:05:10 PM

It is apparent that in the new world regime of Bill & Keep of interstate terminating switched access charges there are still many reasons why the Local Exchange Carriers (LECs) providing interstate terminating switched access must record, summarize and report calls and associated conversation Minutes of Use (MOU) of this type.

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Topics: Big Data, Intercarrier Compensation, Bill & Keep

Our Trip with BigQuery

Posted by Peter Mueller on Jan 28, 2016 4:50:00 PM

If you’re reading this, you’re probably the kind of person who’s attended a Big Data conference, and maybe find yourself sitting in on those “How to scale to your first x million users”.  The problem is that in the real world, the problem isn’t so much scaling up from a prototype into production, but having enough horsepower to wrangle data in the conceptual phase, then scale down into a business application (then scale up again when customers want access to the raw data, but I’m getting ahead of myself.)  As an industry, we’ve relied too heavily on borrowed-terms from architecture because the analogy breaks down when you consider that an architect doesn’t usually have to build first.   Here, we’ll look at how  Google’s BigQuery helped us do just that.

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Topics: Telecom Data Analytics, Big Data, BigQuery

A Big Data Starter Kit: How Small Carriers Get Started with Advanced Analytics

Posted by Ryan Guthrie on May 12, 2015 10:14:00 AM

Interview with Ryan Guthrie by Dan Baker, Black Swan Telecom Journal Up to now, most of the telecom big data action has been happening at the large carriers. TRI’s 2014 study of telecom analytics solutions estimated that merchant market currently at $1,990 million worldwide. As shown in the chart below, over 70% of the big data/analytics solutions are serving the large, giant carriers.

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Topics: Telecom Data Analytics, Big Data, BigQuery

KTA-TTA Conference Presentation – Big Data Analytics for Rural ILECs

Posted by Peter Mueller on Oct 31, 2014 5:14:00 PM

ATS’ COO Peter Mueller was asked to present at the KTA-TTA Fall Conference on the topic of Big Data Analytics for Rural ILECs.  Peter covers topics ranging from how to get started with cloud storage to how carriers can user their data to increase revenue and improve service levels.  The presentation has been broken up into 6 sections.

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Topics: Telecom Data Analytics, Big Data

Why Telcos Should Care About Big Data - Chalk Talk

Posted by Peter Mueller on Jan 22, 2014 2:04:00 PM

In this episode of ATS Chalk Talk, COO Peter Mueller looks at the technical and economic rationale for having telcos embrace the public cloud. A brief explanation of MapReduce and Amazon Web Services are presented from the vantage point of sifting through Call Detail Records (CDRs).

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Topics: Telecom Data Analytics, MapReduce, Big Data, Rural Call Completion, Chalk Talk