Telecommunications & 5G
Integrating new technologies and security into a critical infrastructure
Strengthened connectivity, secured digital identities and an expansion of services become imperative in order to improve business outcomes and to support the digitisation within this industry.
Telecommunications largely brings two words to mind - data and connectivity, both of which are ever more central to how modern society operates. This sector has become the enabler of the emerging Internet of Things.
The strong value of viable, robust connections and expansion of services, particular towards digital businesses, now become critical and consumers no longer look for better services as a ‘nice to have’, but as a critical feature within everyday life - better services are almost like an insurance policy in order to carry our day to day functionality and therefore, the expectation for resilient connectivity becomes the norm with consumers potentially being willing to pay a premium for cutting-edge service.
5G and its immanent massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) are expected to be at the forefront of this disruptive change, with conceptual advantages promising better scalability and reliability of networks, low latency and power consumption. Wide coverage and roaming are easily implemented, as are low costs. Another significant innovation in 5G with regard to the IoT is Service Level Agreement support.
However, the increasingly widespread telecom infrastructure is a target for cyber attacks and an attack on such a critical technology will have an impact that can be very high and far reaching- critical services can be shut down and sensitive customer data can be targeted. On a further critical level, is the attack of infrastructure equipment, such as home routers which can then be used to initiate other simultaneous attacks.
Data-security, privacy by design and infrastructure-robustness are imperative - assuring customer protection, data privacy, strong authentication, device security and service reliability. Given the severe consequences of a security breach and damage to reputation, it’s critical to build on reliable and proven cryptographic cybersecurity solutions in unison with secure 5G to protect against espionage, data theft and accidental down-times. Utimaco flagshipped 5G and cybersecurity for years, providing seamlessly integrated homegrown solutions for secure, agile, cutting edge telecommunication.