5G has the potential to deliver incredible innovations — from smart cities to self-driving cars to advances in healthcare, manufacturing, and other key verticals. While 5G improves upon previous generations’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities, it also brings new risks: 5G is software-defined. The increased role of software in 5G makes it more susceptible to dynamic, software-based attacks…

Last Thursday (April 15th), Rosenworcel made a statement on future priorities by reestablishing the Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) with a focus on 5g networks and software and cloud services vulnerabilities. “I am committed to working with our federal partners and the private sector to increase the security and resiliency of our nation’s…

Despite the uncertainties of the last year, the transformation of the transportation sector forged ahead, dominated by the prevailing trend of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electrified) technologies. Despite small setbacks caused by COVID-19 that impacted the automotive industry at large, analysts predict electric vehicle (EV) demand will continue on its upward trajectory in 2021, driven…

The 5G ecosystem is reaching a level of technology maturity much more rapidly than earlier generations, enabling operators to develop network deployment and go to market strategies with mass-market appeal and scalable across evolving B2C, B2B and B2B2X business models. Strategy Analytics’ report reviews 5G commercial developments to date and provides recommendations to operators on…

Network operator spend on multi-access edge computing (MEC) will grow from $2.7 billion in 2020, to $8.3 billion in 2025, as operators invest heavily in upgrading network capacities and infrastructure to support the increasing data generated by 5G networks, according to Juniper Research. The study also revealed that by 2025, the number of deployed multi-access…

Most professionals say their organizations are concerned about cybersecurity risks related to 5G adoption (76.4% of professionals at organizations currently use 5G and 80.7% of professionals at organizations plan to adopt 5G in the year ahead), according to a Deloitte poll. “U.S. 5G bandwidth availability has expanded and accelerated considerably in recent months, offering competitive…

With enterprise 5G maturing, the importance of private networks for the enterprise domain will continue to grow. According to ABI Research, the demand for private network deployments will be driven primarily by heavy industry verticals. Industrial manufacturing, energy production (including mining, oil and gas, and logistics) alone will generate private network revenues of $32.38 billion…

Recommendations to enhance subscriber privacy in 5G

There are clear benefits of 5G SIM capabilities to protect the most prominent personal data involved in mobile communications, according to the Trusted Connectivity Alliance. Addressing privacy risks The IMSI, known as a Subscription Permanent Identifier (SUPI) in 5G, is the unique identifier allocated to an individual SIM by an MNO. Despite representing highly personal…

5G adoption, security and worldwide market trends

With 5G adoption ramping up all over the world, we sat down with Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, to learn more about the current 5G landscape. 5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers like Samsung, AT&T, Intel, Ericsson, Qualcomm and T-Mobile. What’s your take on the…