Why we need to secure mission critical communications in a 5G connected world

Christophe Calvez, head of security, Secure Land Communications at Airbus, discusses.
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5G means secure communications are more important than ever.

At a time when the global connectivity is at an all-time high, 5G technology is regarded as the next technological revolution. It has the potential to encompass every aspect of life and will play soon a crucial role on the mass consumer telecommunications markets. And 5G will also have an impact on existing mission-critical communications infrastructures around the world – whether these are public safety organisations, such as the police, firefighters and paramedics, or important industries in the field of energy, oil, gas and logistics. They all want to benefit from 5G’s advantages in order to communicate fast and safely via video, audio and voice.

In fact, 5G will enhance secure communications platforms of public safety and industries and bring all the secure multimedia functions which are currently evolving – fast video and large data transmission. The first Airbus hybrid networks, which are narrow- and broadband systems combined, evolve in the Middle East, China, and various European countries. With this technology, 5G secure multimedia tools can be added to existing mission- and business-critical radio networks worldwide. This will allow them to use their systems with greater flexibility.

As a secure communications expert, Airbus’ concepts for 5G networks are end-user-friendly and pave the way for future security standards. Since 5G comes with more “always-on” connections, the likelihood that they will catch the attention of cybercriminals increases drastically.

Thus, it is very important to understand and address these potential threats at an early stage so that 5G for secure communication systems can be implemented seamlessly.

Christophe Calvez, is head of security, Secure Land Communications at Airbus.

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