Nokia has been chosen as a tech provider and collaborator for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCoE) 5G Cybersecurity Project.
This project will mean that Nokia will be working with NCCoE and many other vendors, as well as government members, for a safe change to 5G networks from 4G.
Nokia had been chosen based on its worldwide success in 5G networks, as well as hardware and software, and mobile security and 5G RAN expertise.
The project is looking to find 5G use cases, and how 5G’s architecture components can offer capabilities along with the risk of reducing to meet industry sectors’ compliance requirements.
Also, the project looks to grasp 5G’s standardized security features for offering cybersecurity components built into network equipment and end-user devices.
Nokia solutions which will be released for this project will include software, 5G RAN and core solutions, and IP-Backhaul, and offerings from Nokia Bell Labs.
Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division at NIST, Kevin Stine said, “We’re looking forward to working with our project collaborators such as Nokia to show 5G’s advanced standards-based security features as well an architecture that leverages foundational security capabilities available in cloud technologies.”
President, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, Raghav Sahgal said, “Previous cellular technology generations have been industry-led whereas 5G development must evolve in collaboration with governments to ensure availability and access of secure trusted networks. The 5G Cybersecurity Project fills this role with a cross-section of government and industry collaborators on board.”