Video: 5G services could change everything, but just not yetSoftware-defined networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and 5G: It's been one thing after another in networking in the last few years. Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik, a network analytics company, commented, "Between multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and SDN, there were about 15 years where the networking world was pretty static. Right now, we're in a world moving as fast as the ISP world did back in the 90s. Every few weeks there's something new."That's both a good and a bad thing.Also: What is SDN?And that's not just his opinion. In the Kentik 2018 State of Network Management report, based on a survey of network professionals at Cisco Live 2018, it found that companies need "a better understanding their infrastructure in order for their businesses and revenue to benefit from all of the new developments." For example, while network automation via DevOps is seen as the most important … [Read more...] about Network technologies are changing faster than we can manage them
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British security agencies have identified "shortcomings" in Chinese phonemaker Huawei's telecoms technology that pose "new risks" to UK networks. In a government report to the UK's national security adviser Sir Mark Sedwill, technical and supply-chain issues were revealed in Huawei's engineering processes which will affect the security of the British telecoms network. Huawei has come increasingly under fire over security risks in recent years, most notably in the US and Australia where lawmakers have stepped up efforts to bar its equipment from the country's networks. Best Buy, the largest retailer in the US of consumer electronics, stopped stocking Huawei products, while Australia is preparing to ban the company from supplying equipment for its planned 5G network, according to Reuters. The company currently supplies broadband equipment to the UK's largest telecoms provider BT, and mobile networks for Vodafone. In Europe, it acts as a major supplier for Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica. … [Read more...] about British spy agency identifies ‘new risks’ in Chinese phonemaker Huawei’s UK network technology
Some of the advantages 5G has over 4G, including less energy consumption and wider signal coverageThere's no doubt that 5G is the future of mobile networks. And why shouldn't it - it will be faster and more reliable while also enabling futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars, and remotely performed surgeries. Sounds great, but we are still a couple of years away from the full implementation of 5G, and countries and network companies alike are still figuring out the best way to adopt it. In the case of the U.S. things have become a bit more complicated. Recently Trump's national security team has came up with the idea to implement a single 5G network, ran by the government. But why suddenly gain control over something that's been private for ages? Well, just in case China tries to compromise the U.S. security.The idea was initially announced on Sunday by a senior administration official. “We want to build a network so the Chinese can’t listen to your … [Read more...] about 5G network in the U.S. to be under governmental control?
ARM has invited Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient to come up with the ultimate hardware-based security solution for our mobile devices. The result should be ARM's TrustZone embedded security, which has been present in its Cortex line of chip designs, bur brought up to speed with the modern times of NFC-enabled mobile payments and nano-SIM connection standards.Gemalto is providing the secure network authentication in current SIM cards, and has working NFC solutions in mobile payments pilot programs - for more info read our dedicated article here. It got in the spotlight last year when Apple was allegedly asking for a programmable SIM card that will let you choose your carrier via an app and provide NFC payments functionality. The EU carriers went ballistic over the rumor and threatened to cut iPhone subsidies, so Apple eventually gave up on the idea.Read the full press release below for all the juicy details about how our smartphones and tablets will be kept from prying … [Read more...] about ARM gathers the best NFC and nano-SIM minds to coin a security solution for mobile chipsets
Over the weekend, Axios reported that officials within the Trump administration have been proposing the creation of a nationwide 5G network in order to protect against Chinese leadership in forthcoming networking technology. However, it seems that the unnamed senior national security officials who presented the proposal failed to talk to current FCC commissioner Ajit Pai first. Pai released a statement this morning that, in no uncertain terms, opposes the plan for a government-run 5G network: “I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network. The main lesson to draw from the wireless sector’s development over the past three decades—including American leadership in 4G—is that the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment. What government can and should do is to push spectrum into the commercial marketplace and set rules that encourage the private sector to develop and deploy … [Read more...] about FCC chairman Ajit Pai is opposed to a government-run 5G network