Secure 5G networks: Commission endorses EU toolbox an sets out next steps

On January 29th the Commission endorsed the joint toolbox of mitigating measures agreed by EU Member States to address security risks related to the rollout of 5G, the fifth-generation of mobile networks. This follows the European Council's call for a concerted approach to the security of 5G and the ensuing Commission Recommendation of March 2019. Member States have since identified risks and vulnerabilities at national level and published a joint EU risk assessment. Through the toolbox, the Member States are committing to move forward in a joint manner based on an objective assessment of identified risks and proportionate mitigating measures. With its Communication adopted yesterday, the Commission is launching relevant actions within its competence and is calling for key measures to be put in place by 30 April 2020.

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Two new reports on Critical Communications IoT available

We are delighted to announce the publication of two reports on Critical Communications IoT jointly drafted by PSCE and GSMA.

Critical Communications IoT - Concepts (click to download)

This document brings together a number of Internet of Things concepts from a mission critical communications perspective, specifically on public safety, and illustrates how IoT can be used in real-world scenarios to help solve problems. This document is targeted at network operators and network and device equipment vendors. The document may also be useful for the public safety community to understand how IoT can be utilized for their own purposes.

Critical Communications IoT - Technical Analysis of Service Levels (click to download)

The document presents an overview of IoT from a critical communications perspective, encompassing public safety as well as business critical use, including a definition of the three main phases of emergency management. The document also covers the 4G and 5G network attributes and parameters required to facilitate efficient critical communications IoT via a number of sample use cases. The use cases are presented in terms of their emergency management phase and include a brief summary of each scenario. In addition, the actors, data types and network attributes associated with each scenario are also detailed in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the use of IoT technology in the area of critical communications. This is a technical document, intended to be used by network operators and network and device equipment vendors. The document may also be useful for the public safety community to understand how IoT can be employed for their own purposes.




BEREC Public Debriefing Video

The BEREC Public Debriefing on the outcomes of the 41st ordinary plenary meeting is available on youtube. The meeting took place on December 11th 2019. At 52.15min, PSCE Secretary-General ask two questions regarding Public Warning Systems.