Report: 802.11ax Well Suited for Carrier Wi-Fi in 5G Era

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The 802.11ax standard, which will become available later this year, can provide Wi-Fi with 5G-like speeds at a lower price point, according to GlobalData. Researchers expect 802.11ax carrier Wi-Fi to be an important element of carriers’ 5G strategy. “The 802.11ax standard will drive a significant...Learn More

Sprint Taps Blockchain for Connected Car Offering

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A Sprint connected car offering launched today features a blockchain-powered IoT security system designed to guard against hackers. The offering is built on a platform from NXM Labs that includes high speed Wi-Fi, vehicle health monitoring and safety features. Maintenance reminders, preventative notifications, scheduling and...Learn More

Sprint Secure Wi-Fi Protects Public Wi-Fi Users

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Sprint Secure Wi-Fi, which was introduced on April 27, secures mobile users at unprotected public Wi-Fi hotspots by encrypting data that flows between the device and the Internet. It’s a good example of how the heightened awareness around security can create business opportunities for carriers,...Learn More

AT&T Panel: ONAP, NIST, DHS, AI Cited as Resources for Managing New Cybersecurity Risks Related to 5G

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With the advent of 5G will come new security issues, which in turn will raise new policy issues, explained a panel of 5G security policy experts on a webinar organized by AT&T yesterday. Participants in the webinar, titled “Promoting Standards and Security for Next-Generation 5G...Learn More

Verizon: Percentage of Cyberattacks Involving Ransomware Doubles, Now Exceeds 39%

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The percentage of cyberattacks involving ransomware has risen to an alarming level, now exceeding one third for global organizations, according to the newly released Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report. Ransomware was found in 39% of malware-related data breaches – double the percentage from the...Learn More

RWA: FCC Proposal to Ban Certain Equipment Manufacturers Would “Irreparably Damage” Broadband Networks

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Just two weeks after the FCC released a proposal aimed at preventing small rural carriers from using equipment from certain manufacturers due to security concerns, one rural service provider association is pushing back. The FCC rural equipment ban would “irreparably damage” rural broadband networks, said...Learn More

CenturyLink Enlists Adaptive Threat Intelligence to Fight Cybercrime, Monitors 1.3 Billion Security Events Daily

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CenturyLink cybercrime initiatives have expanded as the company moves past the integration of Level 3 and consolidates technology across its now larger footprint. The company now monitors more than 114 million NetFlow sessions and 1.3 billion security events daily. It mitigates approximately 120 distributed denial...Learn More

USF Recipients Could Be Prohibited from Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment

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The FCC is considering prohibiting network operators receiving Universal Service Fund (USF) support from using equipment from companies deemed to pose a national security threat. The commission is seeking feedback on how prohibited USF equipment would be identified, said senior FCC officials on a call...Learn More

CenturyLink Launches Adaptive Network Security Mobility

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MONROE, La., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For businesses weighing the advantages of an increasingly mobile workforce against the need to protect sensitive information in today’s complex cybersecurity landscape, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) is unveiling Adaptive Network Security Mobility. Adaptive Network Security Mobility is a network solution that enables remote users to...Learn More

NTCA, DHS Collaborate on Rural Telecom Cybersecurity

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Three organizations are banding together to provide rural telecom providers with NTCA CyberWise, an educational program that includes best practice insights for the development of cybersecurity practices and risk-management programs. The three organizations are NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the Department of Homeland Security and the...Learn More

AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Includes Expanded Amazon AWS Relationship, Consulting Services

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AT&T announced that it is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), featuring additional capacity for meeting customers’ cloud, cybersecurity and mobility needs, with many new and upgraded offerings. “Many of our customers are on their journey to the cloud with AWS,” said Roman...Learn More

Windstream DDoS Mitigation Service Added to a Growing Business Services Portfolio

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A new Windstream DDoS mitigation service is designed to protect customers from distributed denial of service attacks. The threat, in which servers are bombarded with so many commands from so many sources that they buckle, is not receding. “Windstream’s DDoS Mitigation Service protects customers from...Learn More

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