Tag: Asia

CPIT was invited to have a speech at Insights Valley Asia

2nd Insights Valley Asia 2013 

Connect the dots and transform insight into winning business strategies
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All speakers at IVA on 17th May

Bangkok, May 17th 2013 – Into the 2nd year, the Insight Valley Asia was organized by Merlien institute, a meeting of brightest in the consumer insight field. The conference has brought together passionate researchers from client-side and supplier side companies showcasing practical applications of consumer insight methodologies and case studies.

CPIT speaker

In this context, CPIT, Thailand’s specialist of Location Intelligence solutions, shared about their experience in this domain with a presentation titled: Location Based Intelligence for Business Insights Solutions to Drive the Bottom Line and Create a Positive Customer Experience. The presenter, CPIT location intelligence specialist Jean-Yves FARGEAT, highlighted the location intelligence benefits toward sales and marketing strategies, discussed privacy, and presented some use cases of geomarketing, site selection, and sales optimization.

It’s time to turn your insight into actions with geographical analysis of location based intelligence.

CPIT, exclusive distributor for APAC of Galigeo Location Intelligence Solution.

Carrefour STRENGTHENS Business Analytics with the Addition of Location Intelligence

Esri Partner Galigeo Implements GeoDashboard using ArcGIS with the World’s Second-LARGEST Retailer

Redlands, CaliforniaEsri announces that Carrefour Group, the second-largest retailer in the world with nearly 10,000 stores around the globe, has implemented an enterprise-wide marketing solution from Esri partner Galigeo. The solution, Geodashboard, incorporates ArcGIS and enhances existing enterprise business intelligence (BI) software to improve decision making. Carrefour staff around the world are guided through different operational workflows including retail site selection and competition analysis. The solution improves their expansion and development strategy, optimizes direct marketing activities, and enhances store performance through a better understanding of sales territories and customer needs.

“Carrefour Group selected Galigeo, an Esri partner, because of its ease of implementation and its ability to meet technical requirements of Carrefour’s data centers”, says Francis Rivière, geomarketing manager at Carrefour Group.

Galigeo’s enterprise-wide solution, based on ArcGIS, helps Carrefour manage 10,000 stores worldwide.

Galigeo’s Geodashboard uses the Esri ArcGIS platform to view and analyze spatial data to support:

  • Traditional retail analysis such as trade areas, mailing areas, competition, customer locations, and targeted advertising
  • Geographic data including Bing Maps, Nokia data, and aerial and satellite images
  • Information that can be geocoded on the fly

By representing and displaying data on interactive maps, Galigeo’s geomarketing application identifies hidden trends that are not discernible in tables, charts, or other dashboard widgets traditionally used in business intelligence solutions.

“We’re excited to support Carrefour with a very innovative location intelligence solution focused to help Carrefour meet its strategic challenges and help the company achieve its growth agenda”, says Christian Tapia, Galigeo CEO.

“Galigeo is transforming the way companies implement marketing and sales performance applications within BI and other enterprise systems”, says Simon Thompson, Esri director of commercial solutions.

“Location analytics is enabling a more refined and deeper understanding of how to improve marketing and other store-level operations. It enriches data for a more intimate understanding of customer relationships, behavior, and needs”.

→ Reference Website: http://www.esri.com/esri-news/releases/13-2qtr/carrefour-strengthens-business-analytics-addition-location-intelligence


About Galigeo
Galigeo provides innovative location intelligence solutions for superior business analytics. Galigeo software connects directly to enterprise applications, maps large-scale datasets and applies spatial processing to enhance data visualization, reporting and predictive analytics. Our solutions are focused on improving business outcomes. Galigeo customers use the solution to improve Sales Territory Management, Trade Areas Analysis and Resource Allocation, among the many other use cases. Galigeo is trusted by some of the world’s largest companies and governmental organizations. For more information about Galigeo Location Intelligence, please visit www.galigeo.com or www.cpitasia.com, exclusive distributor for APAC of Galigeo Location Intelligence Solution.

Asia Pacific Mobile investment catches up with Europe and America

In 2012, Asia-Pacific region has reached a capital expenditure in the mobile sector similar to Europe and North America according to a report from ABI Research.

In this reports, Jake Saunders, vice president of forecasting at ABI Research, said 62 percent of the mobile capital expenditure will be invested in radio access network (RAN) deployment while EPC (Evolved Packet Core) and gateway upgrades to the core network will make up 9 percent of spending. Another key
area which operators are looking at is improving in-building wireless coverage into dense urban centers at 5.7 percent of mobile capital spending.
One of the most striking illustration of the gap that was bridged in the region is the investment in 4G networks. 63% of Asia’s carriers have LTE rolled out, are conducting trials, or have announced plans. Out of 110 networks, 10 operators (9%) have commercial 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks up and running. Another 58 (53%) either have specific plans to roll out LTE or are conducting trials.

As an example, the research company highlighted several countries for which spending on LTE technology is following this trend:
In China, despite the absence of 4G licenses, China Mobile has already started investing in 4G facilities. The 655 million subscriber operator plans to ramp up its TD-LTE base station count to over 20,000 TD-LTE base stations by December and 200,000 by 2013.
The report noted that investment in telecom equipment in India also extends to 2G and 3G cell sites as the operator Idea Cellular has continued to roll out 2,270 2G cell sites and 1,176 3G cell sites in 2011.
In Southeast Asia, commercial networks were already up and running in Malaysia where WiMax is preferred over LTE, Singapore and the Philippines, it said.

In this context, Japan’s biggest carrier NTT Docomo announced it reached 2 million subscribers on its LTE service Xi, with a growth rate quadrupled between the first and second million. This demonstrates that there is a real demand from consumers for such a service and justifies the important investments observed by ABI Research.

Telecom Incubators look towards Europe and Asia dynamism

Incubators aren’t a new thing, but the recent announcement that Telefonica is to open a Telecom incubator in London, and later in other places in Europe, follows a trend showing spike of activity in this domain.
Telefónica’s Wayra incubator is to roll out across Europe this year in an ambitious program that will see academies in London, Ireland, Germany and the Czech Republic. The Spanish Telco pledged “funding in excess of €1 million”, as it officially announced the launch of its initiative to support U.K. startups today.

The London academy, to be housed in Tottenham Court Road in London’s West End near the London University College, will house some 20 start ups for up to six months.
The idea, an extension of a program started in South America, is simple: Anyone with a technology idea can submit it for consideration until April 22. A judging panel comprising Telefonica , bona fide UK entrepreneurs and business leaders will select 20 inspiring ideas install them in the newly created academy and grant them between €50,000 – €70,000 in return for a 10% stake. High-growth companies can then go on to a second-stage academy called Talentum, where venture capitalists will be brought into play. Successful companies will be allowed to market to Telefonica’s 300 million customers worldwide.

Meanwhile, other initiatives are targeting startups in Asia: Globe Telecom, with support from its partner, Singtel of Singapore and the Ayala conglomerate are launching a program aimed at setting up the first telco incubator in the Philippines.

Earlier this year, it was announced that India’s first telecom business incubator will be set up in Kerala under Infosys co-founder and Executive Co-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan. The Indian Telecom Innovation Hub will focus primarily on student start-ups from college campuses and would be modeled on technology incubators in the Silicon Valley.

And not later than last month, China Telecom unveiled an in-house Cloud Computing Incubation program. The operator has since contacted employees for project and team proposals. Each team will include at least three people, and will have a project term of two years, with a total of RMB 200 million (USD $17.000.000) in funding available. Teams will receive an initial investment of RMB 50,000 to 100,000. Employees opting to start new projects – which will be required to be telecommunications-related, with primary focuses on mobile internet, cloud computing, and e-commerce – will have their previous positions held for them.

Telecom Operators are looking for talent and new ideas to make sure that they will remain relevant in a world where new technologies seem to pop up every day. It is crucial for them to stay ahead and investing in such incubators should help them to keep up.

CPIT registered as Consultant by the Ministry of Finance

Earlier this year, Thailand’s Ministry of Finance accepted CPIT application for registration as a Consulting Business in their Thai Consultant Database Center.

The purpose of this database is to gather information about companies offering consulting services in Thailand and provide support and promotion in order to create opportunities to businesses in the country.

To be registered, a company has to fulfill several criteria ensuring its ability to provide the service advertised; notably the presence of experienced consultants as well as a portfolio of completed and successful projects.

CPIT was granted “type A” in Telecommunication, which acknowledges the quality of the company’s resources, experience and accomplishments as consultant in this field

In addition, this registration allows CPIT to undertake consulting work for any government agency or state-owned enterprise in Thailand.

This database is available at http://www.thaiconsult.pdmo.go.th

CPIT Website: http://www.cpit-services.com

Singapore to have commercial LTE available in Q1 2012

M1 SingaporeSingapore’s third largest mobile operator M1 announced last week that they will be deploying the first commercial LTE (Long Term Evolution) network of South-east Asia.

LTE is the latest standard in the mobile network technology and often marketed as 4th Generation (or 4G). Although it doesn’t comply absolutely with IMT 4G requirements, it provides a notable improvement of download and upload speeds over 3G technology, peaking at 100Mbps for downlink and 20Mps for uplink.

M1’s chief technical officer Patrick Scodeller said the company will start installing base stations in about 1,400 locations across the island sometime in October this year. The full work should be completed by Q1 2011.

The deployment of the network has been granted to the Chinese giant Huawei. They will provide the core network infrastructure, with a five-year deal worth S$280m (US$225.4). This will include installation of macro base stations, distributed base stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

With the constant growth of mobile device usage and cloud-based applications, reliable access to high-speed mobile internet connections are becoming critical for private users as well as businesses. LTE offers both, but what will decide of its success will be the pricing of the services.

For mobile operators, the future of pricing lies in flexible billing systems

Tiered pricing is one of the hottest topic for North American and European operators. The rapid development of mobile internet and the arrival of 4G networks in these countries sparked a lot of reflexion and changes in the way operators bill for their services.Canada, for example, has recently seen a lot of confusion around a new billing regulation regarding Internet services.

A decision taken last month by the Ottawa-based Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that would made it uneconomical for the providers to offer packages with no limits on Internet has just been overruled by Canada’s Industry Minister.

By comparison, emerging markets and Asia Pacific markets seemmore mature in regards to their pricing strategies.“It seems operators in Asia, for example, better evaluate the true cost of delivering services and they develop smarter pricing strategies as a result,” said Humera Malik, director of global marketing at for an international telecom billing vendor.Rather than look at service lifecycles, Malik believes it is the lifecycle of the subscriber that will inevitably become most important to track with 4G services.

The multiplicity of profiles for these users will force the operators to understand them better and offer packages that will appear attractive to them, including the non-savvy ones. This better understanding of customer profiles and desires can only be obtained through  a complete convergence of provisioning, activation, billing and customer care.To manage services and build compelling price plans, operators will need sophisticated monitoring and analytics, as well as much more advanced marketing and customer care tactics.

Operators will have to be more flexible and offer a wider range of packages, options and promotions to optimize customer satisfaction and revenue. They should already make sure their systems provide this flexibility and adaptability.