Ericsson Data Analytics solution captures rise of the Internet of Things

Ericsson launched the User & IoT Data Analytics solution at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event, held in Las Vegas, US. The solution will help operators improve internal efficiency in managing data from subscribers and Internet of Things (IoT) devices while exploring new cross-vertical IoT applications.

The User & IoT Data Analytics solution consolidates user and IoT device data in a common database. It provides safe network access to any type of device, whether cellular or non-cellular-based, and enables operators to perform real-time data analytics based on a new embedded functionality in the subscriber data management system. The solution is based on the proven Ericsson User Data Consolidation (UDC) offering, including the Centralized User Database (CUDB) and the User Profile Gateway (UPG) components.

As a result, operators can extract unique insights from user and connected device behaviors, as well as from network resource usage. The solution also allows controlled access to, and exposure of, data for consumers and industry applications.

The solution will be commercially available from the end of Q2 2016.

In the Networked Society, the amount of data will increase exponentially, with thousands of IoT devices being connected to networks. The IoT promises to change the way we live and work by using connectivity to bring new levels of intelligence that link us with the world around us in ways never before possible. For service providers, this explosion in data represents an opportunity for increased revenues.

Patrick Weibel, Senior Architect Wireless Strategy, Swisscom, says: “We believe in Ericsson’s solution for the evolution of user and IoT data analytics, and we are already working together with Ericsson on concrete use cases focusing on improving our internal operational and network efficiency and on paving the way to benefit from big data analytics.”

Clare McCarthy, Practice Leader for Telecoms Operations and IT, Ovum, says: “CSPs are excited by the IoT opportunities, but they need to have the right tools to capture, process and action network insights. By coupling real-time analytics with functionality embedded in the Subscriber Data Management systems, CSPs will gain a complete picture of user activity – this will allow CSPs to optimize service performance, as well as provide personalized offers to users.”

Jan Häglund, Vice President and Head of Product Area Network Analytics & Control, Ericsson, says: “The launch of the User & IoT Data Analytics solution is an important step in Ericsson’s commitment to the IoT – and toward realizing our vision of the Networked Society. Ericsson User Data Consolidation already manages subscriber data in the billions and with this new solution we will help operators to grow and monetize data assets for new services on the growing IoT market." 

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