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date: 05 June 2020

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Big data for social good has arisen from an emerging realization that Telecom operators possess huge amounts of data and knowledge that can be utilized for development purposes. While the data have existed for many years, efforts to systematically use the data for societal good and socioeconomic improvement have been lacking. Systematic analysis and use of telecom data can have significant potential. In this chapter, the authors will discuss how the analysis of mobile data can support social good; in addition, the authors will highlight the great potential of mobile data as well as obstacles and barriers to this kind of analysis.

Keywords: big data, social good, telecom data, call detail record, infectious disease, epidemic, disaster, cyclone, earthquake, sustainable development goal

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