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Liberty Global invest in big data analytics firm Guavus

Anukool Lakhina

Anukool Lakhina

Liberty Global has made a strategic investment in Guavus, a provider of real-time big data analytics applications, designed for planning, operations and marketing.

Announcing the deal, Liberty said that Guavus’ products allow cable operators to gain a “holistic, cohesive view of network state and business context in real-time.

Based on its operational intelligence platform, Guavus’ products are designed to combine operational support systems and business support systems to allow customers to efficiently plan network capacity, improve service operations and deliver a better customer experience.

Its big data analytics applications are designed to correlate network events with subscriber data for new offerings, and to provide intelligence to pinpoint network issues at a granular network level before they impact service levels, according to Liberty.

“Guavus offers one of the industry’s most innovative operational intelligence platforms and their suite of big data analytics applications are well deployed across service providers worldwide,” said Ankur Prakash, vice-president, Liberty Global Ventures.

Anukool Lakhina, founder and CEO of Guavus, said: “We are thrilled to have Liberty Global not just as a customer, but also as an investor and strategic partner. This is a testament to our best-in-class products and innovation in the cable industry. With this partnership we will be able to accelerate our innovation and thought leadership in real time streaming analytics and continue to create industry firsts for enterprises and service providers globally.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.