Mobile providers exposing sensitive data to leakage and theft

Data exposure is a significant, unaddressed problem for Europe’s top mobile providers and, by extension, more than 253 million customers who sign up for their services and share sensitive personal data, according to research by Tala Security. Mobile pr… Continue reading Mobile providers exposing sensitive data to leakage and theft

5G slicing will generate $20 billion in revenue

5G slicing is a crucial enabler of new business models and a key concept to empower the potential of 5G. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can slice their network assets using different criteria such as mobility, security, or traffic types. Using… Continue reading 5G slicing will generate $20 billion in revenue

5G experimentation and security grows in govt, military sectors

Spirent Communications released its 5G outlook report, based on analysis and takeaways from over 600 global 5G engagements in 2020. The report provides insights from across the 5G eco-system on the current status of 5G, illustrating the accelerated tim… Continue reading 5G experimentation and security grows in govt, military sectors

Amid military coup, Myanmar’s internet is partially blacked out

Internet connectivity dropped precipitously in Myanmar on Monday as the military seized power, likely the result of the government shutting down access in a move that drew condemnation from President Joe Biden and digital freedom activists. The Myanmar military detained senior civilian politicians, including President U Win Myint and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the November elections. A military-owned television network said Commander-in-Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing would assume control of the nation for one year following the military’s allegations that the elections were fraudulent. NetBlocks, which tracks digital freedom, said connectivity fell in Myanmar by 50% at one point before later recovering to 75% of ordinary levels. The disruption pattern pointed to a centrally issued blackout order to telecommunications providers, NetBlocks said. The outage accompanied a reported Army order to shutdown state media and the disabling of phone […]

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3GPP standards enrich LTE and 5G with network architecture enhancements

Despite the impact of COVID-19, momentum for enhancements to LTE and 5G standards continue with additional releases from the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 5G Americas announced the publication of a white paper providing an update on the … Continue reading 3GPP standards enrich LTE and 5G with network architecture enhancements

Revenue for 5G enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region to reach $13.9B by 2024

Mega trends across the government and public sector, healthcare, manufacturing, and telecommunications are posing new challenges to end users in vertical industries in the Asia-Pacific region, Frost & Sullivan finds. These changes are pushing ente… Continue reading Revenue for 5G enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region to reach $13.9B by 2024

NYSE to remove 3 Chinese telecoms from market

The New York Stock Exchange said Wednesday it will delist several Chinese telecommunications firms that allegedly worked with the Chinese military, the reversal of a previous decision. The stock exchange had first said last week it would remove China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile in order to comply with a Trump administration executive order. The order, issued in November, aimed to block Chinese companies from using U.S. capital to help advance Chinese military and intelligence goals. The effect is to bar the companies from trading on the exchange. The NYSE initially tried to backpedal on Monday after “further consultation with relevant regulatory authorities.” The exchange at the time said it would not delist the firms, causing widespread confusion. The decision on Wednesday to delist the firms, after all, came after the Treasury Department‘s Office of Foreign Assets Control issued guidance Tuesday that would block people in the U.S. from conducting […]

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T-Mobile: Breach exposed call information for some customers

T-Mobile says that it “recently identified and quickly shut down” a data breach that included call-related information about some accounts. The wireless telecommunication firm said in a notice mailed to some customers in late December that the incident “may have included phone number, number of lines subscribed to on your account and, in some cases, call-related information collected as part of the normal operation of your wireless service.” It’s the fourth data breach that the company has acknowledged within the last three years. T-Mobile, which completed a merger with Sprint in April 2020, also disclosed incidents that occurred in March 2020, November 2019 and August 2018. The company called the intrusion “malicious, unauthorized access,” but did not release details about the suspected intruders or their methods. Personally identifiable information was not affected in this latest breach, T-Mobile said. “The data accessed did not include names on the account, physical or […]

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Consumers would like to view internet connectivity as a trusted utility

CSPs are well positioned to capture a clearly defined opportunity by meeting their customers’ unmet need for protection against growing threats, such as phishing and malware, and for parental control to ensure their children’s online safety, an Allot s… Continue reading Consumers would like to view internet connectivity as a trusted utility

UK bill proposes stiff fines for companies that violate Huawei ban

The U.K. government is proposing big penalties for companies that fail to comply with telecommunications security requirements aimed at keeping technology from Huawei out of the country’s new high-speed networks. Legislation proposed Tuesday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government would levy fines of as much as 100,000 pounds ($134,000) per day if companies don’t meet deadlines for new security requirements. The bill essentially would codify a decision by Johnson this summer to ban Huawei from the U.K.’s 5G and fiber optics networks because of security concerns. The U.S. had pressured Britain to block Huawei over its alleged ties to the Chinese state. The Trump administration has continued to expand restrictions on the company as the U.S. and China continue to battle over trade rules, internet policy and other tech issues. Huawei has denied it spies on customers at the behest of the Chinese government. The legislation clarifies what is expected […]

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