IDC PeerScape: Big Data Analytics Practices for Telcos in Asia/PacificThis IDC PeerScape provides five recommendations to telcos on their BDA initiatives to take full advantage of their internal data and external data. This study helps telcos to understand the importance of BDA in improving their operational efficiency, driving their current telecom business, and exploring new revenue streams. It also shares some best practices and key lessons from telcos in Asia/Pacific that have successfully implemented BDA."The traditional telecom service provider (TSP) industry is undergoing significant and disruptive changes in its core business. TSPs are being forced to critically evaluate their assets in an effort to compete effectively against the myriad challenges facing this industry. BDA has been proven to be one of the efficient solutions to address TSPs' current challenges. However, the implementation is not straightforward because this is a new area for telcos and it involves internal and external data. It is important for TSPs to understand BDA capabilities in the telecom industry, learn from other TSPs that have successfully implemented BDA, and get the best results from their BDA implementation," says Shiv Putcha, associate director, IDC Asia/Pacific Telecommunications.