Introduction

This section explains the technical elements of mobile big data projects and the processes required to produce actionable insights. It is designed for technical and non-technical audiences from any potential stakeholder in a Big Data project.

It consists of three components, which deal with the subject in increasing depth. The first component is an infographic titled What is Big Data? which explains the key properties of big data and what makes it different from traditional data sources. The second is an animation, From Mobile Data to Actionable Insights, that illustrates how mobile data is collected from networks and how it can be transformed to create powerful insight-led solutions. Finally, the document Technical Considerations provides additional detail about the main data processes and analytical techniques; outlines the practical steps involved in transforming data; and describes the data value chain. It also explains how mobile operators apply their expertise to add value to these processes in order to create reliable data-driven products.