Robust Security Framework for Pacific Region’s Radio Access Network – QUAD

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Robust Security Framework for Pacific Region’s Radio Access Network – QUAD

Open-radio access network (RAN) security has been emphasized at the recent Quad leaders’ meeting.

  • Be aware that the meeting of the leaders of the Quad countries was held in Hiroshima. In this meeting, the Quad countries have made an important announcement to strengthen the security related infrastructure for Open-RAN.
  • It has been started from Palau located in the Pacific region. It is a country located in the western Pacific Ocean.

Benefits of this initiative:

  • The initiative will modernize Palau’s national mobile network,
  • Will set up the Open-RAN system in partnership with local stakeholders, and help in the sustainable operation of Open-RAN.
  • Apart from this, ‘Open-RAN Security Report’ has also been released. This report outlines the cyber security concerns associated with using Open-RAN in developing network architectures.
  • RAN provides critical technology for connecting users to a mobile network via radio waves. It also acts as a bridge to access all the major applications on the web.
  • Current RAN technology is provided as an integrated platform of both hardware and software. Hence, it is a difficult task to bring together vendors for its different units.
  • The concept of Open-RAN is based on allowing operators to bring together and match components from different vendors.
  • Open-RAN will create a multi-supplier RAN solution. This solution will contribute to the separation of hardware and software with open interfaces.

Advantages of Open-RAN:

  • It provides intelligent and programmable network.
  • It has a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Installation and commissioning of Open-RAN takes very little time.
  • It accepts innovation fast.
  • It is automatic and manageable.
  • It diversifies the vendors
  • It incorporates data center economics into radio networks.

Source – Hindustan Times

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