New Features information at Global Telecoms Insight New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Global Telecoms Insight Give me five: preparing for 5G roll-out 5G is the next big thing, expected for roll-out around 2020 – but preparations are being made right now and have been since even before the introduction of 4G. In this special report, Abi Millar asks Chris Bilton, director of research and technology … Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Big deal: driving innovation with data analytics Telecoms operators all attach a high level of importance to big-data initiatives, but they currently feel neither ready to take on this task nor very willing to have someone else do it for them, though they sense the potential. Pyramid Research expla… Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ahead in the cloud: how can telcos compete? Cloud services are reshaping the playing field for telecoms operators, with each looking for the next big opportunity. But with the market dominated by large vendors, can telcos truly compete? And if so, how can they incorporate cloud technology into… Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Open forum: the adoption of small-cell technology The combination of virtualisation with small cells is viewed as a critical aspect of the continued development and improvement of mobile networks by operators seeking a radical overhaul of architecture and cost-efficiency. Alan Law of the Small Cell … Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rise of the machines: M2M and mobile network functionality M2M technology is changing the traditional priorities of telecoms companies, with devices autonomously intercommunicating and monitoring each others’ processes. Sophie Peacock speaks to Mobeen Khan from AT&T about how mobile operators are gradually a… Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT The virtual reality: Current Analysis's NFC Catalog report Peter Jarich from Current Analysis outlines the key points from the company’s ‘NFV Catalog: System Vendors Offerings Circa Late 2015’ report on the state of play in terms of vendors’ network functions virtualisation developments and commercial offeri… Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT