5G, FutureNet e Tecnologie

 

 

Germany to award 5G spectrum for industrial firms in H2

Frequenze direttamente all'industria ... bye bye !

 

The local telecom regulator also announced new security requirements for telecommunications vendors.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has confirmed that it will award spectrum for the provision of local 5G services in the second half of this year.
Under this process, German companies will be able to apply for spectrum in the 3.7-3.8 GHz band, the regulator said in a statement.
“There is great potential for 5G, especially in the industrial area,” BNetzA President Jochen Homann said. “We want to make frequencies available for companies to build local networks that exactly meet their needs.”
Several German car makers and industrial companies have already announced plans to take part in the process.
This process is separate to the auction of national 5G licenses that is scheduled to start on March 19. The regulator had previously confirmed it had received applications from four companies to take part in its national 5G auction.
Although BNetzA did not reveal the identity of the interested companies, local press reports suggested that Telefonica Deutschland, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, as well as newcomer 1&1 Drillisch will take part in the process.
The regulator also recently published the key elements of its additional security requirements for telecommunications networks and services.
“We revise the security requirements on a regular basis in light of the current security situation and technological developments,” Homann said. “Security requirements apply to all network operators and service providers, irrespective of the technology they deploy. All networks, not just individual standards like 5G, are included.”
The following additional security requirements are planned:

  • Systems may only be sourced from trustworthy suppliers whose compliance with national security regulations and provisions for the secrecy of telecommunications and for data protection is assured.
  • Network traffic must be regularly and constantly monitored for any abnormality and, if there is any cause for concern, appropriate protection measures must be taken.
  • Security-related network and system components may only be used if they have been certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and undergone IT security checks by a BSI-approved testing body.
  • Security-related network and system components may only be used following an appropriate acceptance test upon supply and must be subjected to regular and ongoing security tests. The components that are security-related will be defined by the BSI and Bundesnetzagentur by mutual agreement.
  • Only trained professionals may be employed in security-related areas.
  • Proof must be provided that the hardware tested for the selected, security-related components and the source code at the end of the supply chain are actually deployed in the products used.
  • Adequate redundancy must be available for critical, security-related network and system components.

Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the country had no intentions to ban Chinese vendor Huawei from building 5G networks in the country but highlighted that stricter security measures will be adopted for all vendors willing to take part in future network deployments in the country.

 

Telefonica 10 Gbps PON FTTH demo con ADTran

Un altro provider europeo inizia i trial di FTTH a 10 Gbps

 

ADTRAN joined in Telefónica’s 10G PON demonstration at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The demo leveraged an SDN-Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) architecture, including a virtualized control plane, to deliver converged residential, business and mobile backhaul services. ADTRAN supplied its SDX 10G PON OLTs to aggregate multi-vendor ONTs as part of the demonstration.
ADTRAN SD-Access 10G PON offers an open, disaggregated network by utilizing virtualized access software from the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). This capability enables multiple OLT and ONU vendors to seamlessly interoperate in any environment and allows Telefónica to more easily accelerate the deployment of programmable, software-based service architectures.
“As an ONF partner, ADTRAN provides access solutions for the open networking ecosystem so that service providers around the world can streamline the creation and deployment of revenue-generating services,” ADTRAN Americas CTO Robert Conger said. “Telefónica is leveraging ADTRAN’s SD-Access portfolio with flexible 10G PON to support existing FTTH subscribers while seamlessly providing a path to higher-bandwidth services.”

 

Huawei unveils 50G PON prototype

mentre nel mondo si sperimentano FTTH a 10 Gbps, la tecnologia migliora...

 

Huawei unveils 50G PON prototype.
Huawei said it unveiled the world's first single-wavelength 50G passive optical network (PON) prototype at the Mobile World Congress 2019. The prototype can provide 50 Gbps downstream transmission rates and 25 Gbps/50 Gbps upstream transmission rates over a single wavelength.
Compared with 10G PON, the 50G PON technology not only increases the bandwidth fivefold, but also effectively supports innovative services such as 5G and Cloud VR, services which pose strict requirements on delay and clock synchronization, Huawei said.
50G PON has been considered the next-generation PON technology standard for some time, and in February 2018, the ITU-T officially initiated the 50G PON standards project. The standards are expected to be finalized in 2020 and put into commercial use in 2023.
Huawei said it has actively participated in research into 50G PON technology, contributing standards documents and conducting research in collaboration with mainstream global operators. The prototype provides a means of verifying the feasibility of a 50G PON product roadmap.
Developed based on mature 25G optical components, Huawei's 50G PON prototype achieves 50 Gbps transmission rates over a single wavelength through fibre dispersion compensation and transmitter/receiver bandwidth compensation technologies on the physical PON links. Under the 1:64 split ratio, the prototype supports transmissions over 20 km, and enables customers to transition to 50G PON networks without needing to change the ODN of the live network. The prototype is also fully compatible with XG(S)-PON and 10G-EPON in the 50G PON wavelength planning. To protect operators' investment, 50G PON boards are designed so that they can be inserted and run in the Huawei smart distributed OLT MA5800.

 

Software AG cites deals with AT&T, AWS, Dell in pursuit of €24bn IoT opportunity

Nell'IoT, senza accordi di filiera non si va lontano ... one stop shop!

 

Germany-based Software AG has reorganised its channel strategy to prioritise IoT platform deals with the likes of AT&T, ‘hyper-scale’ cloud deals with the likes of AWS, edge hardware deals with the likes of Dell, and IT and IoT reseller deals with the likes of Tech Data. It will put focus on these partners, and drive incremental IoT revenues via a traditional hard-core of Fortune 500 clients.
This was the message from the company at a small press gathering at the company’s headquarters in Darmstadt last week, as it seeks to capitalise on a €24 billion ($25.6bn) market for integration and analytics software, driven by the rush for enterprises to grasp the nettle of digital transformation. It will put heavy focus on certain verticals, where it has most traction. These are industrial IoT, telecoms and logistics. It will also put focus on certain geographies, driving the Industry 4.0 movement hardest. These are the US, China, and Japan, alongside Germany, France and the UK in Europe.

 

Fibre to be used by nearly 6 in 10 fixed broadband subs by 2025

Previsioni di mercato promettenti per la fibra a livello mondiale

 

The number of fixed broadband subscribers in the world will rise from the current figure of around 1 billion to 1.2 billion by 2025, according to a report from Point Topic and industry body Broadband Forum. After passing the 1 billion milestone at the end of September 2018, the market is set to continue growing through 2025 thanks above all to booming deep-fibre deployment and accelerating broadband penetration in developing markets.

 

Can Alphabet Become the Next Big Cybersecurity Vendor?

50 petabyte di log???

 

This week at RSA, the cybersecurity industry’s biggest annual conference, Alphabet and its subsidiary Google made a splash with a series of announcements, the biggest one being a new service called Backstory.
Backstory is a product by Alphabet's new cybersecurity arm, Chronicle. A cloud-based system similar to a SIEM (security information and event management), it collects all of a company's security-related log data and protects it with the same security systems that protect the rest of its operations.
Unlike other platforms, which charge based on how much information companies are collecting, Backstory is licensed based on how many employees a company has, a Chronicle spokesperson told us. According to the company, the platform will also be much faster than alternatives. For example, a search of 50 petabytes of logs by “current industry solutions” might take 12 hours, while Backstory would only take a second.
The company spelled out the competitive market it's intending to take on, which includes the entire on-premises data security market, such as SIEMs, Hadoop, and Elasticsearch, as well as security for all the related infrastructure, including servers, networking, and storage. "We really compete with doing security intelligence on your own to try to stop cyberattacks," Alphabet said.
That gives Alphabet a potential edge against other cloud competitors, such as Amazon, that mostly provide cybersecurity for their own cloud infrastructure. The company currently has much smaller cloud market share than Amazon and Microsoft. But companies don't just use one cloud vendor. The largest ones use multiple cloud vendors and colocation facilities in addition to managing their own on-premises data centers.
The service will also pull in data from third-party intelligence sources and cybersecurity vendor partners. "It will be a disrupting force for organizations drowning in security telemetry data".
In addition to virtually unlimited storage and nearly instantaneous speed, Backstory allows customers to pull security data from various sources, such as their antivirus solutions. Then there's Chronicle's Uppercase service, which collects threat signals.
Microsoft last week announced its own SIEM product, Azure Sentinel, but it doesn’t have VirusTotal or the scale of Google’s internet presence, he said. And Amazon has GuardDuty, a cloud-based SIEM, but it’s focused on Amazon’s own cloud services.
The downside of everyone switching to Google for cybersecurity would be that that everyone would be defending everything the same exact way.

Other Google Security News Out This Week

The first one was the beta release of its Web Risk API. Google scans billions of websites for malicious content, including phishing sites, and keeps a list of the unsafe URLs. This has been used in Google's own services and now enterprises can access the same list with an API call.
Second, Google Cloud Armor, a DDoS protection service, is now officially out of beta. The general release also includes a new dashboard for security admins. The same global infrastructure leveraged to guard things like Gmail, YouTube, and Google’s search engine itself against DDoS is now available to enterprises for the same purpose.
Both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure also offer cloud-based DDoS mitigation.
Many government agencies and financial institutions require their cloud service providers to offer HSMs, said Pescatore, and Azure and AWS both offer them.
With more and more security tools becoming available natively on the cloud platforms enterprises use, the standard advice of defense in depth is still valid. That means using different security vendors and technologies to protect infrastructure, applications, endpoints, and networks, he said. “The better the layered approach, the more effective the security program.”

 

VDSL Vectoring e Regolatorio: Deutsche Telekom increasing speed for 2.1 million lines

Nell'interesse dei consumatori e per permettere che dispongano della massima velocità che la tecnologia permette, il regolatore tedesco permette il vectoring su FTTC che da noi continua ad essere vietato

 

Deutsche Telekom is building faster internet connections for millions of customers. Over the last four weeks, Deutsche Telekom has been increasing connection speeds to up to 250 Mbit/s (megabits per second) for 2.1 million lines. The number of lines with speeds of 250 Mbit/s has grown to its current total of nearly 19 million. The number of lines with up to 100 Mbit/s has been increased by around 444,000 lines by retrofitting VDSL areas with vectoring technology. You can see the total number of households now in a position to use a rate offering 100 Mbits or more per second as well as the current build-out statistics per hour, per day and per week at www.telekom.de/ausbauticker.
Smart network management - The task of maintaining and building out the network is a central part of our intelligent network management. This network management effort is guided both by the technological opportunities available and by customers' wishes. It forms part of Deutsche Telekom’s core competencies. The ultimate goal is to make the network ready for the gigabit society. The groundwork to reach this goal is provided by Deutsche Telekom’s own constantly growing fiber-optic network. After all, the nodes that link the customers to the core network need to be connected using optical fiber. Then data will travel smoothly at very high speeds.
Actively working all over Germany - The figures reveal yet another of Deutsche Telekom’s strengths. The business is making far more effort in Germany than any other provider. From north to south and east to west, from the big cities to the smallest communities, people everywhere are reaping the benefits of Deutsche Telekom’s efforts. In only the last four weeks, for example, cities including Berlin, Mannheim and Stuttgart have been provided with several thousand lines, with municipalities like Bad Grönenbach, Ennigerloh und Ratekau benefiting from several dozen new internet lines during the same period.

 

Verizon acquires ProtectWise for cloud network detection/response

Nuovi prodotti sono necessari per il Cloud

 

Verizon has acquired ProtectWise, a Colorado-based company which provides cloud-delivered Network Detection and Response. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"Integrating ProtectWise's capabilities with Verizon's leading global network services further enhances our ability to detect and respond to security threats," said Alex Schlager, executive director, product management and development, Verizon. "In addition, as we rapidly expand our 5G footprint, increasing our capacity and capabilities in network detection and response will secure our customers as they adapt and expand with the next generation of connectivity."
“ProtectWise has dedicated the last five years to building a next-generation Network Detection and Response platform that’s been recognized as one of the leading technologies in the cybersecurity industry,” said Scott Chasin, ProtectWise CEO and Co-Founder. “Our technology and the outstanding team behind it will be great assets to Verizon as the company expands its enterprise security offerings. We look forward to becoming a part of Verizon to deliver immediate value to our customers, partners and team based on the company’s strong security market presence and global reach.”

 


Servizi e Terminali

 

 

Gli Smart Speaker e WiFi Mesh (la connettività in casa)

La connettività in casa è un prerequisito 

 

Qualcomm offers Mesh Wi-Fi design kit for Amazon Alexa.
Qualcomm is introducing a development kit for mesh Wi-Fi networks, qualified by Amazon, to integrate the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This helps manufacturers to quickly create mesh Wi-Fi systems with Alexa for bringing the convenience of voice control to connected devices throughout the home.
Voice control is becoming a new way for consumers to be able to more easily manage their smart home devices. The addition of Alexa, integrated via the ClearVoice far-field voice enhancement software solution from Meeami Technologies, makes it easy for mesh networking manufacturers to provide leading voice capabilities to their customers layered on the Qualcomm Wi-Fi mesh platforms.
“Mesh networks have become the new standard to support the best possible connected experience in the home. By adding Amazon’s advanced voice capabilities through the Alexa Voice Service, we are unlocking new opportunities for customers to enable exciting new smart home experiences controlled with the simplicity of voice,” said Nick Kucharewski, vice president and general manager, Wireless Infrastructure and Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “By integrating our mesh platform with Alexa, we create a powerful development kit that is designed to enable device manufacturers to quickly and economically bring innovative new products to market and meet the development speed of this fast-growing market.

 


Apple may be working on screen speaker

Effetto degli speaker intelligenti

 

Amazon ends Dash button sales

Amazon has ended its sales of Dash buttons, though the company will continue to fill orders for consumers who use them. The Dash device was a precursor to the connected home but has become less useful in light of other ordering options, such as connected appliances and smart speakers.

 

China to invest $134-223 billion in 5G networks during 2020-2025: report

Numeri da capogiro

 

China’s three mobile carriers are currently carrying out 5G field trials in urban areas across the Asian country.
China is expected to invest CNY900 billion-CNY1.5 trillion billion ($134 billion – $223 billion) in the deployment of  5G networks during the 2020-2025 period,  Digitimes reported, citing information from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
During the same period, the direct and indirect economic value derived from the commercial operations of 5G networks in the Chinese market will reach CNY10.6 trillion ($1.6 trillion) and CNY24.8 trillion ($3.7 trillion) respectively, according to the academy.
Meanwhile, related 5G revenues generated by China’s telecom operators will total CNY1.9 trillion ($283 billion) during the projected period, CAICT added.

 

Approfondimento della settimana:

 

 

Al MWC 2019 in vista i primi dispositivi 5G e gli smartphone con schermi pieghevoli come il Huawei MateX. Sull’onda del 5G, quest’anno meno Autonomous Vehicles e più Automotive IoT, meno AR/VR nonostante l’uscita di HoloLens2 (ma sempre per Enterprises) e più cloud gaming per giocare connessi. Intelligenza Artificiale diffusa, dai Virtual Assistant ai sistemi di gestione della rete. Emerge una forte attenzione sulla sicurezza delle reti e dei servizi, indirizzata dalle policy del regolatorio. TIM è presente con le 10 startup di TIM WCAP, dove dimostra eSport su Cloud e 5G, e con le soluzioni di network slicing del progetto 5G MoNARch.

In attachment il report con una vista sulle evidenze del MWC 2019 a Barcellona