O-RAN Alliance

O-RAN Alliance Announces Release 002 of O-RAN Minimum Viable Plan

The O-RAN Alliance is a relatively new standards association that's focusing on creating open connections between various networking elements within 5G. The alliance just announced its new "Release 002" batch of specification that includes 40 O-RAN specifications published since November 2021 including:• O-RAN R1 interface: General Aspects and Principles v1.0• O-RAN A1 interface: Test Specification v1.0• O-RAN Acceleration Abstraction Layer High-PHY Profiles v1.0• O-RAN Security Tests Specifications v1.0and another 36 technical documents that have been updated with extensions and new...
DoD

US DoD offering up to $3 million to help make 5G more compatible

The United States Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), announced today the launch of the 5G Challenge Preliminary Event: RAN Subsystem Interoperability. This competition aims to accelerate the development and adoption of open interfaces, interoperable components, and multi-vendor solutions toward the development of an open 5G ecosystem. DoD has started significant investments in 5G since it wants to create data-centric weapons systems that are able to communicate...
What Telecoms Need to Build a Future-Ready Workforce

New report: Skills gap threatens future of 5G and open RAN

New report from Eightfold AI - What Telecoms Need to Build a Future-Ready Workforce - outlines how telecoms can strengthen talent readiness to accelerate innovation and new offerings The report contains the findings and insights from the Eightfold Talent Intelligence Platform, a deep-learning platform powered by the largest global talent dataset, to determine talent readiness for addressing innovation trends in the telecommunications industry. For this analysis of talent in the telecommunications industry, Eightfold analyzed approximately 500,000 publicly available profiles from top...
OIC-CERT

OIC-CERT promotes its 5G security framework as GISEC

OIC-CERT is the the Computer Emergency Response Team of The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. I've been following their excellent efforts around 5G security for a while and was glad to see how seriously they are taking it. For example, about a year ago OIC-CERT published "Achieving 5G Security through Open Standards". The organization also recently held a 5G Security Framework Workshop And now it has started rolling-out of the OIC-CERT 5G Security Framework Adoption at GISEC, the Middle East and...
ENISA NFV Security in 5G

ENISA publishes NFV Security in 5G report

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) continues its excellent effort on 5G security by issuing a report with suggested good practices for the secure deployment of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) in 5G networks. The report identifies some 60 security challenges for NFV, which it groups in seven categories: Virtualisation or containerisation; Orchestration and management; Administration and access control; New and legacy technologies; Adoption of open source or COTS; Supply chain; Lawful interception (LI). It analyses the relevant security controls and recommends...
Vodafone Portugal

Vodafone’s 5G network in Portugal hit by cyber-attack

The attack, discovered on Monday night, impacted the 4g/5g network, TV, voice services, and SMS services provided to more than seven million people. While the company was able to restore 3G services, others remained impacted. It even affected the ATM network of some large banks connected to the Vodafone 4g network. Vodafone called the incident "a deliberate and malicious attack intended to cause damage." Mário Vaz, CEO of Vodafone Portugal, said in a statement that "our absolute priority is the restoration...
FCC

US FCC asking $5.6B to replace Chinese networking equipment

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman is asking $5.6B from Congress seeks to reimburse carriers for removing and replacing insecure 5G networking equipment - those made by banned Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE. Congress had initially set aside $1.9B for the replacement program under The Supply Chain Reimbursement Program created by the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act. However, after FCC received 181 applications from carriers, the total cost has been estimated to $5.6B revealing a shortfall of $3.7B. For...
5G EU Report

EU auditors issue a report on delays and security risks in the rollout of 5G networks

The EU Court of Auditors issued a special report "5G roll-out in the EU: delays in deployment of networks with security issues remaining unresolved" in which EU auditors are raising an alarm. According to the report, 5G services are seen as essential for a wide range of innovative applications which have the potential to transform many sectors of our economies and improve citizens’ daily lives. 5G is therefore of strategic importance for the entire single market. However, the majority...
NSA CISA

NSA and CISA Release Part IV of Guidance on Securing 5G Cloud Infrastructures

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently released the first of a four part series titled Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures. This series of four action-oriented documents is intended to provide guidance on how to move toward zero trust in support of securing 5G. It’s been created as a joint industry and government effort with the support of several large contributors through the NSA’s Enduring Security Framework (ESF). This final release...
NSA CISA

NSA and CISA Release Part III of Guidance on Securing 5G Cloud Infrastructures

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently released the first of a four part series titled Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures. This series of four action-oriented documents is intended to provide guidance on how to move toward zero trust in support of securing 5G. It’s been created as a joint industry and government effort with the support of several large contributors through the NSA’s Enduring Security Framework (ESF). This third release...

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