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US Cellular selects Nokia for 5G SA core network

Finnish vendor Nokia has been selected by US Cellular for the deployment of the latter’s Standalone 5G core network. The European vendor said that the 5G SA deployment is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The new 5G SA network infrastructure will enable...

Mobile operators move rapidly toward 5G deployments (Reader Forum)

The first phase of 5G build-out is now well underway in major markets around the world. Increasingly, the big mobile service providers and some new entrants, as well, are in the midst of their first 5G deployments or will begin them this year. Mobile...

Huawei CTO on 5G security and standards

5G security is fundamentally better than LTE security but the attack surface is massively increased In the ongoing generational shift from LTE to 5G, network security is top of mind for carriers and governments, particularly as it relates to Chinese ICT giant Huawei Technologies. While...

Cellular networks should brace for a ‘tsunami of data,’ says 5G Americas

5G Americas President: '5G is a transformational technology that is here to stay' There is no doubt that 5G is taking over on a global scale at a much faster rate than the generations of cellular technology before it. There is also no doubt that...

Europe unveils 5G toolbox to tackle security threats

  The European Commission (EC) has announced a joint "toolbox" of mitigating measures agreed upon by EU member states to address security risks related to the rollout of 5G technology. This announcement follows the European Council's call for a concerted approach to the security of 5G...

Mobile security trends to expect in 2020 (Reader Forum)

Network monitoring and security issues are nothing new for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), but the game has changed; new threats, risks and opportunities are emerging now, re-focusing mobile operators on the need for end-to-end security both across and within their environments. Consistent Quality of Experience...

5G: Which comes first, the chicken or the egg (Reader Forum)

As the future of 5G networks slowly becomes a reality this year, with Verizon rollouts of commercial 5G networks in Chicago and Minneapolis, we will start to see hints of its true potential coming to fruition. But while studies predict 1 billion worldwide 5G...

Increased mobile usage, 5G/Wi-Fi handoff big security risks in 2020: Report

During 2020, 25% of all breaches will happen outside the network perimeter WatchGuard has released its 2020 cybersecurity predictions, and according to the report, vulnerabilities in 5G/Wi-Fi handover and the increase of mobile device usage and remote employees will be cause for serious concern in...

UK government set to allow Huawei to take part in 5G deployments: report

  U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to allow Chinese vendor Huawei to participate in future 5G deployments in the country despite the pressure by the U.S government, according to a report by the Sunday Times. Citing senior government sources, the report stated that the...

European Commission flags risks associated with 5G network deployments

  The European Commission (EC) has published a report on the European Union coordinated risk assessment on cybersecurity in 5G networks, in which it outlines a number of risks associated with the deployment of 5G ntwork infrastructure. This report is part of the implementation of the...

5G security: ‘The cheese has moved’

The very applications that make people excited about 5G are the same applications that are the riskiest In promising a faster and more reliable connection, 5G networks are creating new use cases, particularly in the enterprise space. While this new era of connectivity is exciting,...

Samsung reveals latest 5G device with beefed up security

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 To much applause, Samsung revealed its latest 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy Note10 and 10+ yesterday at the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event.  Samsung's Galaxy Note10 release highlighted the power of their latest device, which now has a pro-grade camera and...

EU completes first phase of 5G cybersecurity risk assessment

24 EU states conducted cybersecurity analysis; next step is a continent-wide look With commercial 5G service popping up around Europe and the globe, public officials are involved in ongoing discussion around the cybersecurity of these next-generation networks, particular in the context of to what extent...

Advanced security is fundamental to 5G success (Reader Forum)

Security and 5G were very top-of-mind at this year’s MWC Barcelona. And this is strongly echoed in a recent survey conducted by the BPI Network called, “Securing the Future of a Smart World.” Mobile operators see tremendous potential for 5G networks to drive new revenue...

NATO to assess potential risk of Chinese 5G equipment: Reports

  NATO’s head said the alliance was carrying out consultations with member states regarding to this issue The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is carrying out an assessment of the potential security implications in the implementation of 5G equipment by Chinese vendors, international press reported NATO Secretary...

US to limit intelligence sharing if Germany allows Huawei in 5G contracts

  Germany recently implemented stricter measures for all vendors but ruled out a ban of Huawei equipment The U.S. government has told German authorities that it would limit intelligence sharing between the two countries if Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies is allowed to take part in Germany’s...

Huawei files legal claim against US government sales ban

The Chinese vendor said the U.S. failed to provide evidence to support the ban Chinese vendor Huawei has filed a legal complaint in a U.S. federal court that challenges the constitutionality of a ban on U.S. government agencies using its equipment and seeking a permanent...

Kagan: MWC19 shows 5G is coming, but is it secure?

At the MWC19 show, 5G is coming on fast, but is it secure? The last thing we want to do is set ourselves up for failure. That’s why we need to be very focused on the coming, advanced security threats that the next generation...

Addressing privacy and security concerns in 5G networks

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Amid high anticipation for 5G capabilities and applications, the question of who is -- or ought to be -- responsible for ensuring security and privacy on those new networks is one that remains to be answered. Does the federal government need to ensure the...

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