UTIMACO - securing the IoT for Lawful Interception monitoring requirements
Mobile networks were originally designed for connecting people. This is changing though, with the inception of machine-to-machine communication and the Internet of Things. LTE-M and NB-IOT are the emerging technologies that network operators worldwide are embracing to enable cellular IOT applications with long range, low bandwidth and low power consumption.
Both technologies make use of available 4G/5G infrastructure and use SIM cards or eSIMs for device authentication and accounting. The number of connected devices is expected to become much higher than today’s subscriber numbers and with this the potential for perpetrating crime over 5G is vast.
Law enforcement monitoring facilities are all material challenges that network operators need to consider in order to fulfil any LI legal obligations. This means that for LI solutions which may be required to track individual devices for law enforcement purposes, a potentially large quantity of messages that need to be processed, mediated and delivered to the requesting authority.
Utimaco’s LI solution for cellular IOT has already been deployed in several operator core networks. In these scenarios, the Utimaco LIMS interfaces with virtualized instances of EPC nodes dedicated for IOT services.