25 Jan 2023

Chinese Cellular IoT technology: Understanding and mitigating the threat

CCP support for Russia, its behaviour in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea, its repudiation of universal values in the infamous “document no 9” and demonstration of that disregard in Hong Kong and Xinjiang should convince our policy makers that if the CCP does not represent a hostile power now, it is likely to in future. Therefore, with cellular IoT modules, it is a question of identifying the vulnerabilities and taking measures to close them off.

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24 Jan 2023

Chinese Cellular IoT technology: An analysis examining two companies

The relationships between Chinese technology companies that are the suppliers of IoT devices and the companies that are the suppliers of the cellular modules that enable them is key. Often conversation on risk associated with Chinese companies exporting technology globally focuses on the visible companies, overlooking the many others that sit within their supply chains.

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23 Jan 2023

Chinese Cellular IoT technology: An analysis of threats and mitigation measures

Free and open nations have woken up to the threat posed by Chinese involvement in their 5G telecommunications and to the importance of maintaining the lead in semiconductors. There is less awareness of the risks incurred by using Chinese cellular IoT technology. In the longer term the risk posed by the pervasive presence of Chinese cellular IoT modules in our systems and processes poses a greater threat than does relying upon Chinese companies for 5G.

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21 Dec 2021

Boeing and Airbus warn US over 5G safety concerns

Executives at Boeing and Airbus have asked the US government to delay the rollout of 5G phone services as they claim the technology could have a very negative impact on the aviation industry. There are concerns the C-Band spectrum 5G wireless could interfere with aircraft electronics. US companies AT&T and

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18 Oct 2021

Wirepas awaits ‘non-cellular’ 5G approval that would move it away from Bluetooth for long-range lighting mesh

We recently wrote that Finnish software company Wirepas will by next year be able to control billions of lights and other Internet-connected devices via its mesh technology. To set the record straight: It already can. But what’s coming next year is another approach that the company will use to support

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28 Sep 2021

FCC details $1.9 billion program to rip out Huawei and ZTE gear in the US

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released a new set of rules for small carriers to abide by that aims to rip out and replace network equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE, two companies based in China. The small carriers will have access to $1.9 billion in funding

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24 Sep 2021

Air Force Reserve Command Prepares for 5G Boost

On Tuesday, the Air Force revealed that it is working with the Verizon Public Sector to deploy 5G Ultra Wideband mobility technology to seven different Air Force Reserve Command installations. The bases are located in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The installations are set to commence this

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31 Aug 2021

Verizon and Microsoft team up to offer 5G edge cloud computing for businesses

On Tuesday, Verizon announced that it would be partnering with Microsoft to offer a new edge computing solution for businesses that would be available on-premises. The new service leverages Verizon 5G Edge and Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, enabling businesses to deploy real-time enterprise applications. The technology would also allow companies

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10 Aug 2021

FCC Releases First U.S. Mobile Broadband Map

On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission released a new map that detailed where the four largest mobile carriers provide voice and data service. The map’s release was part of an effort to improve broadband and internet services across the United States. The map includes carriers Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and UScellular,

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29 Jun 2021

5G Security Vulnerabilities Fluster Mobile Operators

A new survey released by GSMA and Trend Micro shows that there is a concerning lack of security capabilities for private 5G networks such as factories, smart cities, industrial IoT, utilities, and other applications. 5G networks have begun to pop up across the country, however, as more and more entities

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