Vodafone nearly half-way through migrating its Hadoop‑based big data analytics platform, serving eleven countries, onto Google Cloud Platform. “Cloud-native” Neuron systems leans on Google’s expertise in AI and ML. Full migration from Hadoop to Neuron slated before 31 March 2020.
Round-up of recent activity among Telefónica‑backed startup and venturing ecosystems
French engineering and industrial consultancy Altran flagged a tie‑up with Vodafone Portugal (VfP) that aims to “increase the skills and know‑how” of the two partners in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
The contract will support the expansion of Benjamin A Padaria’s business operations.
Influential CDO charts his progress within Telefónica, linked to developing the trust of current Executive Chairman Álvarez-Pallete. An engineering-focused mindset and startup mentality deemed key attributes in the fast progression of security and data operations within the Group. While the instigation of several standout Telefónica transformation projects predate his ...
Executives claim progress in Europe’s digitally-flavoured simplification plan, flagged at DT’s last Capital Markets Day. OneApp customer support platform nears full reach across Europe area. E-commerce and TV services next. Data-analytics layer in pipeline.
Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies.
Telefónica Mexico provided insights on building momentum on creating replicable data-driven local systems, with potential for wider deployment. Groundwork on establishing principles, and ensuring standardisation, vital to ensuring benefits can flow through to subsequent use cases. Real-world implementation of a standardised approach can cause initial localised pain, but is ...
Telefónica provided insights into its AURA strategy, including more market launches. Microsoft’s position as a partner remains a core element of the project. Commitment reiterated to overcoming the challenge of combining local services with a central unified vision.
Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.