GSMA launched the “Big Data for Social Good” initiative, which will leverage mobile operators’ big data capabilities to address humanitarian crises, including epidemics and natural disasters.
The programme is being launched with 16 of the world’s leading mobile operators – Bharti Airtel, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison, KDDI, KT Corporation, Millicom, MTS, NTT DOCOMO , Orange, SK Telecom, Telefónica, Telenor, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone and Zain.
More details can be found at www.gsma.com/betterfuture/bd4sg.
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