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The Open RAN Lexicon You Need

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The telecoms and digital technologies sectors are notoriously jargonised. Eavesdrop on any conversation at an industry conference (remember those?) and you’d be treated to a parade of acronyms, initialisms and technical terms that would sound like ancient Greek to an outsider. However, with new technologies...

Open RAN May Be the Future of 5G, but Can We Keep It Secure?

Open RAN Security
It's been a year of contradictions for the telecommunications industry. Like most sectors, it has been heavily impacted by the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a slowdown in global 5G roll-outs being a notable result. Geopolitical conflicts have continued to muddy the market, with...

Cybersecurity and Safety in the 5G-Enabled Smart-Everything World

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Neil Harbisson calls himself a cyborg. Without the antenna implanted in his skull, he would not be able to see colour of any kind. Born with achromatopsia, a condition of total colourblindness that affects 1 in every 30 000 people, Harbisson's physical faculties are...

Does the positive review of Huawei UDG source code quality mean that Huawei 5G is secure and reliable?

Huawei ERNW 5G Source Code Analysis
No, no it doesn’t. Huawei's code might as well be extremely secure. Their code is certainly the most scrutinized. But the recent UDG source code review is not an evidence of security. ERNW, an independent IT security service provider in Germany, recently performed a technical...

Will Telcos Lose the Edge Computing Battle as Well?

Edge Computing Fog
For many end-users of today's communications technology, the cloud is a somewhat mystical concept, a digital equivalent of aether. Most think of it as a formless abstraction "up there" when, in fact, the cloud is rooted in the ground. Or the seabed. Despite rapid advances...

What COVID-19 Taught Us About the Need for 5G

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There are many adjectives that could be used to describe the global outbreak of COVID-19, but perhaps the simplest might be: fast. The disease has spread quicker than most people can mentally digest. By nature, humans process linearly. This pandemic has been a lesson in...

Unlocking the Future – Why Virtualization Is the Key to 5G

5G Virtualization
Depending on who you speak to, 5G is either humankind’s greatest imminent blessing or its greatest imminent curse. Still in its infancy, and not yet commercially standardized, this technology has already been the most polarizing advancement we have ever seen in communication. Consumers worldwide are...

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Accelerating 5G in Canada Report

5G Will Have Significant Positive Impacts for Canadians

Cities and rural communities across Canada will see significant economic and quality-of-life benefits as 5G is deployed. According to a new report commissioned by the...
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WP: How China’s Huawei took the lead over U.S. companies in 5G

Excellent article today from the Washington Post: How China’s Huawei took the lead over U.S. companies in 5G technology Huawei, still the only 5G equipment...
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Germany’s successful 5G spectrum sale

Germany’s auction of 5G spectrums reached 5 billion euros yesterday, in excess of expert estimates. The high price will mean that whilst the German...
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Swisscom debuts Europe’s first 5G service

Swisscom can claim to be the first European Telecom to have introduced commercial 5G. In co-operation with Qualcomm, Swisscom’s new 5G service will be...
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Verizon beats Korea in launching 5G

Verizon put out a lot of effort in becoming the first telecom in the world to launch a commercial 5G network on April 3rd....
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German 5G auction at €3.7 billion

German 5G auction ended this week with the sum of highest bids reaching €3.723 billion. Showing the level of commitment to 5G, but also...
Mobile UK 5G Report

£6.8bn impact to UK if Huawei 5G banned

Mobile UK, the UK mobile network operators' trade association, issued a report "The Impact on the UK of a Restriction on Huawei in the...
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US DoD warns about US losing the 5G war

The Defense Innovation Board of the US Department of Defense issued a new study outlining the risks America faces if China takes leadership in...
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France defines 5G security requirements

France’s parliament is debating a bill that would see the country establish stricter security rules around 5G networks. The bill would require all 5G network...
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Dutch security agency warns against Chinese, Russian tech

The Dutch security service advised the government on Tuesday not to use technology from countries with active cyber-hacking campaigns against the Netherlands, such as...
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Defiant Huawei reports 25% profit growth

Huawei released its 2018 Annual Report today. Despite the growing 5G-related geopolitical spat it has found itself in and U.S. efforts to curtail its...
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UK government issues a warning of Huawei

UK government’s Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board just published its fifth annual report for the Cabinet Secretary. The board, which is chaired...
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AT&T ‘Fake 5G E’ mobile network slower than competitor’s 4G

Open Signal, a company which specialized in assessing the capabilities of mobile networks worldwide has recently tested and found that AT&T’s "5G E" mobile...
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Germany begins sales of 5G spectrum

Disregarding lawsuits and other delaying attempts from Germany’s big 3 Telecommunications corporations, Germany’s Federal Network Agency has seen fit to begin the auctioning of...
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GSA – 5G Security Primer Whitepaper

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) today issued a 5G Security Primer whitepaper. The whitepaper provides a top-level overview of the security considerations and...
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Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Center Opens in Brussels

On March the 5th, 2019, Huawei opened a Cyber Security Transparency Center in Brussels as part of its 2 billion USD Cybersecurity project, to...
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Why governments must take the lead on IoT security frameworks

In my latest opinion piece on IoT Agenda “Why governments must take the lead on IoT security frameworks” I argue that there needs to be more government involvement when it comes to IoT security. At least until the industry more broadly accepts that IoT security, if done right, can become a competitive advantage and even speed up innovation.
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Whitepaper: PwC – The Role of the CIO in Integrating IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) promises to revolutionize industrial and manufacturing activities, and disrupt today's business models. The CIO’s role will touch various parts of their company more than ever, and they will also need to help their businesses operationalize rapid changes in business models, from products to services, cloud-based models, outsourced models, and others.

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