The Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G are reshaping the digital telecommunications landscape, opening up new business opportunities demanding high availability, real-time analysis, automation, intelligent service assurance, and network slicing.
Over the Top (OTT) players such as Google might be a CSP’s natural predators, but they can also offer valuable lessons in terms of business development as telcos embrace digital transformation in order to survive.
If there is one industry that should be leveraging data in every way possible, it’s telecommunications. After all, it’s through their services that billions of people each day are generating massive amounts of data on smartphones through calls, text messages, app downloads and every kind of internet activity imaginable...
Given that every minute of network downtime costs a medium-sized CSP $5 600 per minute, it’s worth considering how you can prevent such expensive failures. There’s no way to make any network 100% fault-proof, but you can certainly mitigate the cost.
Today the signaling network is not isolated, and this allows an intruder to exploit its flaws and intercept calls and SMSs, bypass billing, steal money from mobile accounts, or affect mobile network operability. To demonstrate the extend of security problems in modern communication networks, this report shows not only the vulnerabilities that we revealed during SS7 networks security analysis, but also the exploitation of these vulnerabilities as would happen in real life.
Traditional methods of solution development are no longer suited to the high-speed telecoms world of SDN (software-defined networks), NFV (network function virtualization) and 5G.