5G, the next iteration of wireless cellular technologies, is currently reaching its final stages of development and commercialisation by MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) and industry stakeholders.
Juniper anticipates that the introduction of 5G services will take a somewhat different path to the implementation of 4G and the subsequent updates to protocols. As a result, Juniper believes that operators cannot rely on previous methods of implementing 4G networks.
With Juniper forecasting an Internet-connected unit install base of 38.5 billion by 2020, it is of little wonder that security is seen as a huge challenge. In an IoT (Internet of Things) world, as well as in the good old-fashioned ‘Internet’ (which, let’s face it, is what we’ll call the IoT at some point anyway), the issue of device and software security has reached boiling point
The ‘5G Vision’ includes key requisites such as network speeds of at least 10Gbps, 1ms latency or less, improved spectral efficiency, low energy consumption, better battery life, higher device density - along with improved reliability and flexibility. Sounds good right?