Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, and Samsung have all recently conducted tests of 5G networks based on the Non-Standalone 5G New Radio (NSA 5G NR) standard.
“If you have an IoT device and it has any vulnerability and it’s visible from the Internet, it will be attacked in a number of minutes,” said Kevin McNamee, director of Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Lab and lead author of the report.
The new deal comes hot on the heels of a $567 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), bringing the total amount of publicly announced 5G financing to $851 million.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for Nov. 30, 2018: Nokia creates access networks group, and more.
Huawei continues to dominate the worldwide market, with Ciena tops in North America.
The company is building a corporate campus in Sunnyvale, California, to provide a home for its more than 1,000 employees in the Valley.
The company says its newly formed Access Networks organization will help it win 5G contracts and battle against rivals Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, and Samsung.
T-Mobile plans to launch its 5G network in lower band spectrum so it can blanket the country with 5G service.
The Chinese vendor managed to shrug off procurement challenges during the first half of the year tied to a U.S. government ban on ZTE acquiring components from U.S. manufacturers.
The latest update uses an in-house developed open source version of OpenStack that provides for more agility and a smaller footprint to support edge computing environments.
The company's current global head of Customer Operations Ashish Chowdhary will depart Nokia on Jan. 1, 2019. He will take a leadership position at another unnamed company.
The software-based platform is focused on mobility network functions needed to interconnect any edge application without any upgrades to the underlying network or origin cloud.
The vendor recently announced plans to slash thousands of jobs as part of a major corporate restructuring.
Mobile broadband is expected to be the first use case for 5G in Russia. Specifically, operators are looking at ways to ease network congestion in urban areas.
The platform uses the MEF 63 Optical Transport Services specification focused on Layer 1 orchestration but is not intended as an end-to-end orchestrator.