5G Security Features: What Is in Store for the Near Future?

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2Q 2020 | IN-5833


5G on the Horizon


5G promises much higher bandwidth capacity that could exceed 1 to 2 Gbps, has a tenfold speed cap increase to 300 Mbps, and a significant decrease in communication latency, which could go as low as a couple milliseconds (compared to its predecessor 4G which had an average latency of approximate 25 to 40 milliseconds). While 5G will open the floodgates for a breadth of new Internet of Things (IoT) applications aided by high-speed connections and added tech features, it will still have some hurdles to overcome security-wise. The good news is, however, that some vital security options will be part of the first 5G wave.

5G Security Features


Cyber-Attack Mitigation: At its very core 5G is a communication protocol geared toward high-speed connectivity, but certain key security implementations have made it into its architecture and try to at least address some concerns. From a cybersecurity perspective, cellular communication is inherently insecure, and that goes for all previous generations (2G, 3G, 4G). Among others, data traffic, location-based …

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