How to Manage AV Technology on IT Networks

January 1, 2020 | 140 views

The introduction of AV technology on IT networks can be a welcome addition to any size business. From conference room projectors to whole office audio systems, businesses can improve their workspace atmosphere with AV technology. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT); with everything being “connected,” IT providers have been tasked with protecting these devices and ensuring they are always up and running. When determining how these upgrades should be installed in the office, the IT provider should always be the main implementor of any additions to the company’s network.

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SentinelOne was founded in 2013 by a group of Israeli cybersecurity experts who developed a fundamentally new, groundbreaking approach to endpoint protection. Static, signature-based solutions are no match for today’s advanced cyber threats, and the lack of integration with incident response tools leaves a gap between detection and remediation during which organizations are still highly vulnerable.

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Ericsson’s 5G platform adds unique core and business communication capabilities

Article | June 9, 2022

To leverage the full benefits of 5G and cloud native investments, orchestration and automation are now a critical matter of business. Ericsson’s 5G platform is now being strengthened with new solutions that enable smarter business. David Bjore, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson, says: “Through our core networks, service providers can get to market faster and can capitalize on new services, through leading consumer and enterprise communication and monetization solutions, enabling them to stay ahead in the race for 5G business, today and tomorrow.”

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Ericsson researchers top 4.3Gbps downlink on 5G millimeter wave

Article | May 25, 2022

With a technical specification comprising 8 component carriers (8CC) aggregating 800MHz of millimeter wave spectrum, Ericsson engineers achieved delivery rates of 4.3Gbps – the fastest 5G speed to date. Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air to an industry partner test device during interoperability testing. The commercial solution, including network and terminal support, will be available to 5G consumers during 2020.

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Intelligence Brief: How is 5G changing network ownership?

Article | August 23, 2022

5G necessitates a different network strategy. Unlike previous generations, 5G deployment is not only about adding more sites and increasing backhaul capacity. In fact, it is more about rethinking the whole network architecture to make it agile. The high capacity requirements of 5G will necessitate the use of small cells in cities and areas of high footfall (such as airports) to complement national macro networks. Private networks (for example to sell into enterprise customers) and the concept of a neutral host (such as for sports stadiums) are further examples of diversification.

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5G Needs Edge Computing to Deliver on Its Promises

Article | February 11, 2020

Edge computing will be a key enabler for 5G to deliver on its bandwidth and latency requirements. In the short term, it can enable developers to provide a “5G experience” at scale. In the long term, it will be necessary to optimise customer experience for real-time, data hungry applications. Telecoms operators have reported that 5G in the lab can deliver network speeds that are more than twenty times faster than LTE1. But, this does not reflect the experience of the average user. And 5G roll out in many countries will be limited in terms of coverage and capabilities for several more years, given that the ultra-low latency standards will only be revealed in 3GPP’s Release 16 later this year. This is why it is likely that, for 5G to deliver on its promises, it must be coupled with edge computing.

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SentinelOne

SentinelOne was founded in 2013 by a group of Israeli cybersecurity experts who developed a fundamentally new, groundbreaking approach to endpoint protection. Static, signature-based solutions are no match for today’s advanced cyber threats, and the lack of integration with incident response tools leaves a gap between detection and remediation during which organizations are still highly vulnerable.

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Telstra and Ericsson launch 5G standalone automated and orchestrated services for enterprises Featured

Ericsson | September 06, 2022

Telecommunications company Telstra and Ericsson have introduced a 5G standalone automated and orchestrated services for enterprise featuring interworking with fully automated 5G network slicing, Local Packet Gateway, and 5G enterprise routers with network slicing capabilities delivered by Cradlepoint. In what both companies claim a world first, Telstra and Ericsson have deployed an automated standards-based network slicing service orchestration capability in the commercial network using Ericsson Orchestration and Ericsson Inventory. These capabilities provide Telstra customers with services that can deliver network characteristics such as throughput, latency, and resilience required to support digitised operations and processes. Telstra has also deployed the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway in its commercial 5G network. This Australian first deployment was on display last week at Telstra Vantage via a 5G remote controlled car demonstration that shows how users can benefit from 5G bandwidth, low latency, and data localisation. In the live demo, the Local Packet Gateway powered the video feed of the remote driving demo onsite, avoiding looping the video back through the mobile network. The solution’s data localisation leverages edge computing in virtual and hybrid 5G private network environments. It delivers bandwidth, data security, low latency, and creates a more efficient network overall. The Local Packet Gateway delivers a small footprint, edge user plane which brings network user traffic management closer to its source so Telstra’s enterprise customers are able to keep traffic on, or close to their premises. Cradlepoint has delivered its 5G enabled routers and adaptors (e.g E3000 branch router, R1900 vehicle router, W2005 outdoor adaptor, W1850 indoor adaptor) powered by Cradlepoint Netcloud to manage these 5G network capabilities. “In the past it took a long time to deploy and scale new service constructs in our network. Now, with 5G’s service-based architecture combined with automation via network orchestration, we are able to work with our customers to imagine and deploy new differentiated services quickly and scale them economically,” said Telstra executive product enablement technology Shailin Sehgal. “Ericsson has developed its Orchestration and Local Packet Gateway solutions to help forward looking customers such as Telstra deliver sought-after enterprise services via automated network slicing and edge use cases,” Ericsson head of Australia and New Zealand Emilio Romeo Ericsson and Telstra will both participate in a live panel discussion on Achieving end-to-end network slicing to unlock 5G opportunities on-stage at Digital Transformation World in Copenhagen on 21 September.

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AT&T Launches Nationwide Location-Based Routing with Intrado

AT&T | May 11, 2022

AT&T* is the first provider to use location-based routing to send cellular 9-1-1 calls to the proper 9-1-1 call centers throughout the country. AT&T can rapidly and reliably determine where a wireless 9-1-1 call is originating from utilizing device GPS and hybrid information to route the call to the appropriate 9-1-1 call center, also known as public safety answering point or PSAP, with this new "Locate Before Route" tool from Intrado. A device can be identified and routed within 50 meters of its location using location-based routing. Prior to this introduction, wireless 9-1-1 calls were routed based on cell tower position, which can cover a 10-mile radius. This can result in delays in emergency response, particularly when a call is placed inside PSAP border regions where state, county, or municipal borders overlap. Kurt Mills, Executive Director, Snohomish County 911 said that "We share a busy border with King County and are thrilled with the significant decrease in 9-1-1 transfers. We know that 9-1-1 transfers delay emergency response and the winner here is our community. We very much appreciate the public-private partnership between our agency, AT&T and Intrado that allowed us to be the first in the nation to implement this new routing technology." Chris Sambar, EVP, AT&T Network said that "Providing our customers with reliable connectivity and high-quality service on America's largest wireless network is what we strive for everyday at AT&T. Launching this industry-leading public safety solution allows us to ultimately help improve the connections and efficiency for our wireless customers by offering more accurate service when making emergency calls." Location-based routing is a significant accomplishment for public safety. I'm proud of our collaboration with AT&T and look forward to continued innovation with them as we combine our technologies for the benefit of public safety – doing the right thing for the right reasons." Jeff Robertson, President, Intrado Life & Safety Presently, 68% of Americans do not have a landline at home. Nearly 50 years ago, when AT&T collaborated with the FCC to build the first 9-1-1 systems, communication technology was vastly different, with landline phones dominating the market. And today, mobile devices account for 80% of 9-1-1 calls. With the enormous rise of wireless connections and mobile 9-1-1 calls, AT&T is adopting this public safety network feature to ensure that when an emergency occurs, the public has the same quick, accurate, and reliable connection to PSAPs whether dialing from a mobile device or a landline phone. AT&T is leading the road to safer communities by providing the most accurate solution to eliminate wireless 9-1-1 call transfers beyond what the FCC expects carriers to do now. This is particularly critical in an emergency situation when lives are at stake.

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CTIA Launches 5G Security Test Bed for Commercial 5G Networks

CTIA | January 14, 2022

CTIA announced the launch of its 5G Security Test Bed (STB), a security testing and validation initiative dedicated to commercial 5G networks. CTIA created the STB in partnership with organizations across wireless, tech, and academia to test 5G security recommendations across real-world conditions using commercial-grade equipment and facilities. The 5G Security Test Bed's founding members—AT&T, Ericsson, T-Mobile, UScellular, MITRE, and the University of Maryland (UMD)—contribute invaluable industry expertise that strengthens the STB's ability to enhance the wireless security ecosystem and ensure strong protections on 5G networks. 5G is the most secure generation of wireless technology, with enhanced protections built into it from the ground-up. The STB was created to build on this foundation, testing use cases, making recommendations, and further bolstering 5G's security to benefit consumers, enterprises, and government. Governed by industry leaders, guided by government priorities, and managed by CTIA, the test bed is the latest in a series of steps the industry has taken to make 5G the most secure network ever. Its founding members developed the initiative through their participation in CTIA's Cybersecurity Working Group, which convenes the world's leading telecom and tech companies to assess and address the present and future of cybersecurity. The STB primarily focuses on verifying the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII recommendations for 5G networks. The STB will also serve as a valuable industry resource for CSRIC VIII, focused on 5G security, which launched in June, and includes CTIA SVP and CTO Tom Sawanobori among its members. This initiative will complement and bolster the FCC's 5G security efforts, validate its recommendations, and demonstrate 5G security features, with cross-industry groups working collaboratively to test use cases and products on an actual 5G network using real-world hardware and software, said Sawanobori. The test bed's first configuration, built with Ericsson equipment, mirrors the initial setup for most 5G networks—a 5G radio access network is connected to a 4G core to create a 5G non-standalone (NSA) network. In 2022, the STB's configuration will shift to a 5G standalone (SA) network using a 5G core, which will enable testing of 5G SA use cases. The STB is located at a secure lab facility at the University of Maryland, leveraging personnel with extensive experience in wireless security. The wireless core network is hosted in Northern Virginia by MITRE, a not-for-profit research and development company. The 5G Security Test Bed's evaluations and recommendations cover issue areas that will help transform cities, government, and industries. Applications include autonomous vehicles, immersive augmented reality and virtual reality, automated factory operations, private 5G networks for enterprises, and much more. 5G STB Member Quotes "We are excited to have a network dedicated to testing security, which is paramount for the success of 5G. This effort builds on the work underway in standards setting bodies, such as 3GPP, and will enable the industry to demonstrate 5G security in a real-word setting for consumers, enterprise businesses and government." — Chris Boyer, VP, Global Security and Technology Policy, AT&T "Ericsson has worked closely with operators to provide the latest equipment to expand secure 5G networks and devices across the nation. We are pleased to play a major role in this next critical step in ensuring robust 5G security for all users. Critical Infrastructure, in particular, must have secure and resilient communication end to end, while maintaining the trust and integrity of its supply chain. Ericsson is proud to be such a trusted supplier, as we provide much of that next-gen equipment from our 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, TX and services from across the U.S." —Jason Boswell, VP and Head of End-to-End Security, Ericsson North America 5G is the most secure generation of wireless networks to date, and we are dedicated to enhancing those protections even further. We're thrilled that the 5G Security Test Bed will provide an environment to assess potential threats to 5G security raised by security researchers.— Drew Morin, Director, Federal Cyber Security Technology and Engineering Programs, T-Mobile The work being done by this collaborative group to evaluate and validate assumptions is important for protecting the integrity and security of 5G data. We're looking forward to contributing to the security of 5G for consumers, business and government, now and as the technology continues to evolve. — Narothum Saxena, Vice President of Technology Strategy & Architecture, UScellular Securing 5G networks is whole-of-nation problem with significant implications for our economic and national security that requires collaboration across industry and government. Ensuring the next generation of wireless networks is secure and reflective of democratic values will provide an invaluable foundation for further innovation. — Charles Clancy, Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Futurist, MITRE Labs At UMD, we pride ourselves on training the next generation of engineering leaders and conducting research that advances network and device performance and security. This industry collaboration greatly enhances our ability to meet those objectives. — Wayne Phoel, Ph.D., Visiting Research Engineer, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland Additional information about the 5G Security Test Bed and how to participate is available at www.5GSecurityTestBed.com. About CTIA CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association's members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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Telstra and Ericsson launch 5G standalone automated and orchestrated services for enterprises Featured

Ericsson | September 06, 2022

Telecommunications company Telstra and Ericsson have introduced a 5G standalone automated and orchestrated services for enterprise featuring interworking with fully automated 5G network slicing, Local Packet Gateway, and 5G enterprise routers with network slicing capabilities delivered by Cradlepoint. In what both companies claim a world first, Telstra and Ericsson have deployed an automated standards-based network slicing service orchestration capability in the commercial network using Ericsson Orchestration and Ericsson Inventory. These capabilities provide Telstra customers with services that can deliver network characteristics such as throughput, latency, and resilience required to support digitised operations and processes. Telstra has also deployed the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway in its commercial 5G network. This Australian first deployment was on display last week at Telstra Vantage via a 5G remote controlled car demonstration that shows how users can benefit from 5G bandwidth, low latency, and data localisation. In the live demo, the Local Packet Gateway powered the video feed of the remote driving demo onsite, avoiding looping the video back through the mobile network. The solution’s data localisation leverages edge computing in virtual and hybrid 5G private network environments. It delivers bandwidth, data security, low latency, and creates a more efficient network overall. The Local Packet Gateway delivers a small footprint, edge user plane which brings network user traffic management closer to its source so Telstra’s enterprise customers are able to keep traffic on, or close to their premises. Cradlepoint has delivered its 5G enabled routers and adaptors (e.g E3000 branch router, R1900 vehicle router, W2005 outdoor adaptor, W1850 indoor adaptor) powered by Cradlepoint Netcloud to manage these 5G network capabilities. “In the past it took a long time to deploy and scale new service constructs in our network. Now, with 5G’s service-based architecture combined with automation via network orchestration, we are able to work with our customers to imagine and deploy new differentiated services quickly and scale them economically,” said Telstra executive product enablement technology Shailin Sehgal. “Ericsson has developed its Orchestration and Local Packet Gateway solutions to help forward looking customers such as Telstra deliver sought-after enterprise services via automated network slicing and edge use cases,” Ericsson head of Australia and New Zealand Emilio Romeo Ericsson and Telstra will both participate in a live panel discussion on Achieving end-to-end network slicing to unlock 5G opportunities on-stage at Digital Transformation World in Copenhagen on 21 September.

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AT&T Launches Nationwide Location-Based Routing with Intrado

AT&T | May 11, 2022

AT&T* is the first provider to use location-based routing to send cellular 9-1-1 calls to the proper 9-1-1 call centers throughout the country. AT&T can rapidly and reliably determine where a wireless 9-1-1 call is originating from utilizing device GPS and hybrid information to route the call to the appropriate 9-1-1 call center, also known as public safety answering point or PSAP, with this new "Locate Before Route" tool from Intrado. A device can be identified and routed within 50 meters of its location using location-based routing. Prior to this introduction, wireless 9-1-1 calls were routed based on cell tower position, which can cover a 10-mile radius. This can result in delays in emergency response, particularly when a call is placed inside PSAP border regions where state, county, or municipal borders overlap. Kurt Mills, Executive Director, Snohomish County 911 said that "We share a busy border with King County and are thrilled with the significant decrease in 9-1-1 transfers. We know that 9-1-1 transfers delay emergency response and the winner here is our community. We very much appreciate the public-private partnership between our agency, AT&T and Intrado that allowed us to be the first in the nation to implement this new routing technology." Chris Sambar, EVP, AT&T Network said that "Providing our customers with reliable connectivity and high-quality service on America's largest wireless network is what we strive for everyday at AT&T. Launching this industry-leading public safety solution allows us to ultimately help improve the connections and efficiency for our wireless customers by offering more accurate service when making emergency calls." Location-based routing is a significant accomplishment for public safety. I'm proud of our collaboration with AT&T and look forward to continued innovation with them as we combine our technologies for the benefit of public safety – doing the right thing for the right reasons." Jeff Robertson, President, Intrado Life & Safety Presently, 68% of Americans do not have a landline at home. Nearly 50 years ago, when AT&T collaborated with the FCC to build the first 9-1-1 systems, communication technology was vastly different, with landline phones dominating the market. And today, mobile devices account for 80% of 9-1-1 calls. With the enormous rise of wireless connections and mobile 9-1-1 calls, AT&T is adopting this public safety network feature to ensure that when an emergency occurs, the public has the same quick, accurate, and reliable connection to PSAPs whether dialing from a mobile device or a landline phone. AT&T is leading the road to safer communities by providing the most accurate solution to eliminate wireless 9-1-1 call transfers beyond what the FCC expects carriers to do now. This is particularly critical in an emergency situation when lives are at stake.

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CTIA Launches 5G Security Test Bed for Commercial 5G Networks

CTIA | January 14, 2022

CTIA announced the launch of its 5G Security Test Bed (STB), a security testing and validation initiative dedicated to commercial 5G networks. CTIA created the STB in partnership with organizations across wireless, tech, and academia to test 5G security recommendations across real-world conditions using commercial-grade equipment and facilities. The 5G Security Test Bed's founding members—AT&T, Ericsson, T-Mobile, UScellular, MITRE, and the University of Maryland (UMD)—contribute invaluable industry expertise that strengthens the STB's ability to enhance the wireless security ecosystem and ensure strong protections on 5G networks. 5G is the most secure generation of wireless technology, with enhanced protections built into it from the ground-up. The STB was created to build on this foundation, testing use cases, making recommendations, and further bolstering 5G's security to benefit consumers, enterprises, and government. Governed by industry leaders, guided by government priorities, and managed by CTIA, the test bed is the latest in a series of steps the industry has taken to make 5G the most secure network ever. Its founding members developed the initiative through their participation in CTIA's Cybersecurity Working Group, which convenes the world's leading telecom and tech companies to assess and address the present and future of cybersecurity. The STB primarily focuses on verifying the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII recommendations for 5G networks. The STB will also serve as a valuable industry resource for CSRIC VIII, focused on 5G security, which launched in June, and includes CTIA SVP and CTO Tom Sawanobori among its members. This initiative will complement and bolster the FCC's 5G security efforts, validate its recommendations, and demonstrate 5G security features, with cross-industry groups working collaboratively to test use cases and products on an actual 5G network using real-world hardware and software, said Sawanobori. The test bed's first configuration, built with Ericsson equipment, mirrors the initial setup for most 5G networks—a 5G radio access network is connected to a 4G core to create a 5G non-standalone (NSA) network. In 2022, the STB's configuration will shift to a 5G standalone (SA) network using a 5G core, which will enable testing of 5G SA use cases. The STB is located at a secure lab facility at the University of Maryland, leveraging personnel with extensive experience in wireless security. The wireless core network is hosted in Northern Virginia by MITRE, a not-for-profit research and development company. The 5G Security Test Bed's evaluations and recommendations cover issue areas that will help transform cities, government, and industries. Applications include autonomous vehicles, immersive augmented reality and virtual reality, automated factory operations, private 5G networks for enterprises, and much more. 5G STB Member Quotes "We are excited to have a network dedicated to testing security, which is paramount for the success of 5G. This effort builds on the work underway in standards setting bodies, such as 3GPP, and will enable the industry to demonstrate 5G security in a real-word setting for consumers, enterprise businesses and government." — Chris Boyer, VP, Global Security and Technology Policy, AT&T "Ericsson has worked closely with operators to provide the latest equipment to expand secure 5G networks and devices across the nation. We are pleased to play a major role in this next critical step in ensuring robust 5G security for all users. Critical Infrastructure, in particular, must have secure and resilient communication end to end, while maintaining the trust and integrity of its supply chain. Ericsson is proud to be such a trusted supplier, as we provide much of that next-gen equipment from our 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, TX and services from across the U.S." —Jason Boswell, VP and Head of End-to-End Security, Ericsson North America 5G is the most secure generation of wireless networks to date, and we are dedicated to enhancing those protections even further. We're thrilled that the 5G Security Test Bed will provide an environment to assess potential threats to 5G security raised by security researchers.— Drew Morin, Director, Federal Cyber Security Technology and Engineering Programs, T-Mobile The work being done by this collaborative group to evaluate and validate assumptions is important for protecting the integrity and security of 5G data. We're looking forward to contributing to the security of 5G for consumers, business and government, now and as the technology continues to evolve. — Narothum Saxena, Vice President of Technology Strategy & Architecture, UScellular Securing 5G networks is whole-of-nation problem with significant implications for our economic and national security that requires collaboration across industry and government. Ensuring the next generation of wireless networks is secure and reflective of democratic values will provide an invaluable foundation for further innovation. — Charles Clancy, Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Futurist, MITRE Labs At UMD, we pride ourselves on training the next generation of engineering leaders and conducting research that advances network and device performance and security. This industry collaboration greatly enhances our ability to meet those objectives. — Wayne Phoel, Ph.D., Visiting Research Engineer, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland Additional information about the 5G Security Test Bed and how to participate is available at www.5GSecurityTestBed.com. About CTIA CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association's members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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