Nokia and Google achieve breakthrough in 5G network slicing
Nokia and Google managed to successfully apply network slicing on a 5G network and Android 13 device. The method allows operators to serve a larger number of devices at higher speeds, without having to invest in new infrastructure.
Network slicing is a method that divides networks into multiple... Read more
Rakuten Symphony expanding EU operations with a focus on Open RAN
Rakuten Symphony announced today that it is expanding operations across Germany, France, and the UK. The expansion is geared towards aiding business operations and growth in the EU and partnerships with vendors and operators to support mobile network operations evolution and the adoption of Open Ra... Read more
5G is 90% more energy-efficient than 4G, Nokia/Telefonica study shows
According to a new study published by Nokia and Telefonica, 5G is 90% more energy-efficient than 4G networks. After studying the Radio Access Network power consumption in Telefonica's network, these findings show that 5G is the gift that keeps giving.
The study used Nokia’s AirScale Base Stati... Read more
Nokia to build 4G network on the moon
NASA and Nokia have joined forces to provide the moon with a mobile communications network. The network is supposed to prepare the moon for the swift return of humans.
The companies intend to have the network running by the end of 2022, before people once again land on its surface. Intuitive Mac... Read more
Global report predicts 1 billion 5G connections by 2023
Not surprisingly, China and South Korea are leaders in 5G adoption.
The number of 5G connections is going to explode in the coming years, according to an October report from market analysts CCS Insight.
In addition, they predict that most 5G connections will be on smartphones and other mobile... Read more
Mix of of old technologies could make 4G, 5G vulnerable
Attackers can take advantage of a decades-old protocol to exploit 5G networks.
Researchers at Black Hat Asia have shown how hackers can use an exploit in 5G networks because of the platform's reliance on an old protocol from 1975.
In the global rush to deploy 5G, security appears to ha... Read more
‘Protocol in 4G networks vulnerable to DoS attacks’
The Diameter protocol used within mobile 4G networks for signal processing is vulnerable to a kind of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. This was recently discovered by the experts of network security specialist Positive Technologies.
According to the security experts, the standard Diameter protoc... Read more
Researchers find 36 new vulnerabilities in the LTE protocol
A group of academics from South Korea has discovered 36 new vulnerabilities in the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard used by thousands of mobile networks and hundreds of millions of users worldwide. LTE is a 4G technique.
The vulnerabilities allow attackers to interrupt mobile base stations, block ... Read more
New 4G and 5G vulnerabilities allow hackers to intercept calls
A group of scientists found three new security problems in 4G and 5G. According to the scientists, this enables hackers to intercept telephone calls and track the location of smartphone users. That's what TechCrunch reports.
This would be the first time that vulnerabilities affect both 4G and the up... Read more
New vulnerability found in 3G, 4G and 5G protocols
A new vulnerability has been discovered in the upcoming 5G communication protocol. According to the researchers, this is a vulnerability that is worse than any of the previously found vulnerabilities that had an impact on the 3G and 4G standards. A fix must be rolled out by 2019 at the latest.
The v... Read more