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Expanding Customer Understanding with Network Transaction Analysis

Understanding your customers is vital in the Telecommunications industry, where personalised services and targeted marketing are essential for customer satisfaction and retention. Network transaction analysis plays a significant role in identifying customer preferences and usage patterns, enabling Telcos to deliver tailored experiences and optimise their services. In this blog, we dive into the importance of network transaction analysis in enhancing customer understanding within the telecom sector.

The Nature of Network Transactions

Network transactions in Telecommunications refer to data logs created by user/customer activities within the network. These include Call Data Records (CDRs), which log details of phone calls – Data Usage Logs – which track data consumption; and other records and events like Recharge and Subscriptions, USSD menu journeys, Text Messaging Logs and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Records for VoIP services.

These network transactions give Telcos valuable insights into how customers behave and what they prefer. By looking at this data closely, Telcos can see patterns in how customers use their services. This helps them manage their networks better and plan for future needs. Telcos can also group customers based on how they use their services, make their marketing more focused, and offer personalised services that fit each customer’s needs. This data is also really important for predicting future trends and spotting any unusual activity that might be a problem. It helps Telcos keep their customers happy and stay ahead of the competition in this fast-moving market, where having unique services is crucial for attracting and retaining customers.

From Data to Insights

For network transaction data to be useful to Telcos, the raw data needs to be transformed into actionable and meaningful insights. This process involves several different steps, which include the following:

  • Data Collection – Telcos gather vast amounts of data from network transactions, including call records, text messages, and data usage logs, which are stored in data lakes or data warehouses.
  • Data Preparation – Raw data undergoes cleaning and preprocessing to manage and address errors, inconsistencies, and missing values. This step ensures that the data is accurate, relevant and ready for analysis.
  • Data Integration – Information from various sources is combined into a unified dataset, facilitating comprehensive analysis and correlation of different types of network transactions.
  • Analysis – Analysts identify patterns, trends, and correlations within the network transaction data using data analytics techniques such as statistical analysis, machine learning, and data visualisation.
  • Interpretation – Analysts interpret the findings in the context of business objectives, identifying insights related to customer behaviour, network performance, and market trends.
  • Actionable Insights – The insights generated from this network transaction analysis are used for strategic decision-making, including network optimisation, targeted marketing campaigns, personalised services, and fraud detection measures.


From the above, it is clear that network transaction analysis is essential for Telcos, enabling them to extract valuable insights from raw data to improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experience, and drive business growth. For this process to be successful, it is vital to have the right technology solution in place. This is where Adapt IT Telecoms’ Advanced Analytics solution takes centre stage. This solution is powered by  Adapt IT Telecoms’ innovative CDRlive technology. This technology pulls the correct, network-provided raw data from suitable sources at the right time, allowing a Telco to gain valuable insight into all elements related to its business.

Unveiling Customer Behaviour Patterns

With Adapt IT Telecoms CDRlive technology, Telcos can easily analyse their network transactions to provide insights into customer usage and behavioural patterns and identify trends and habits that will assist in segmenting customers more effectively. Examples of these insights include:

  • Peak Usage Times – This analysis can identify peak calling or data usage times, allowing Telcos to offer time-based tariffs that attract customers with lower rates during off-peak hours. This increases overall network utilisation without cannibalising peak-time revenues.
  • Preferred Services – Detecting whether customers prefer voice calls over data services or vice versa helps in creating tailored service packages. For instance, customers using mostly data may be targeted with high-data plans, while traditional call users are offered better voice call rates.
  • Geographic Preferences – Understanding where customers most frequently use services can guide infrastructure deployment to improve service quality in high-demand areas, enhancing customer satisfaction and reducing churn.
  • Behavioural Segmentation – By segmenting customers based on usage patterns—such as heavy vs. light users or business vs. personal users— Telcos can design specific marketing campaigns and promotions. This segmentation leads to more personalised customer interactions and optimises marketing budgets by targeting the right groups with appropriate offers, resulting in increased revenue. These behavioural insights enable Telcos to significantly enhance their customer segmentation and targeting strategies. By aligning service offerings more closely with customer needs and usage patterns, Telcos not only increase customer satisfaction and retention but also maximise revenue efficiency by strategically allocating resources where they yield the best return.

Understanding network transaction data also empowers Telcos to enhance customer experiences by providing a comprehensive view of customer interactions, often referred to as “customer 360.” The results of this include:

  • Personalisation – By analysing network transaction data, Telcos can personalise services and offers based on individual preferences and usage patterns, increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Predictive Customer Service – Insights from transaction data enable Telcos to anticipate customer needs and proactively address issues before they arise, improving service reliability and reducing customer frustration.
  • Customised Offerings – With a deep understanding of customer behaviour, Telcos can tailor offerings to meet specific needs and preferences, increasing the relevance and effectiveness of marketing campaigns and promotions.

By effectively leveraging network transaction insights, Telcos can deliver more personalised experiences, ultimately leading to higher levels of customer satisfaction and retention.

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Driving Business Decisions with Transaction Analysis

With the insights highlighted above, it is clear that network transaction insights are invaluable for driving strategic business decisions. By analysing transaction data, Telcos gain deep insights into customer preferences and behaviour, which enables the development of tailored products and services. For instance, if data usage logs reveal a significant increase in video streaming, Telcos may prioritise the development of high-speed data plans optimised for video content. This kind of transaction analysis also helps identify untapped or emerging markets by examining usage trends and geographic patterns. This informs decisions regarding where to expand network infrastructure and launch targeted marketing campaigns. For example, if call records show a rising demand for international calls in a specific region, Telocs may consider expanding international calling plans or investing in network infrastructure to better serve that market. In this way, network transaction insights provide invaluable guidance for strategic decision-making, driving business growth and maintaining a competitive edge in the Telecommunications industry.


From the above, it is clear that network transaction analysis is a cornerstone for Telcos, as it offers profound insights into customer behaviour, usage patterns, and market trends. By leveraging advanced analytics and innovative technologies like Adapt IT Telecoms’ CDRlive technology, Telcos can transform raw data into actionable insights that drive strategic decisions in product development, market expansion, and customer experience enhancement. As the Telecommunications industry continues to evolve, the role of network transaction analysis remains invaluable for Telcos seeking to thrive and innovate in today’s digital era.

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