Preparing for 5G
- In December 2022, the AIIMS database suffered a ransomware attack, in which such malware can travel through inter-connected devices compromising the whole system. This concern is now elongated to security of 5G services connected to Internet.
Benefits from 5G services:
- Provide high speed data: 5G services will deliver higher multi-gigabytes per second peak data speeds with ultra-low latency, enhanced capacity and better user experience.
- Built a smarter technology: An increase in the bandwidth to gigahertz will bring our devices online and make them smart with built-in Siris and Alexas. The Internet of Things (IoT) enabled by 5G will be the next stage of smarter living.
- Protect confidential data: protocols protect the confidentiality of interconnected devices. Whether telecommunication firms will adopt the standards depends on the investments they can afford.
Concerns surrounding 5G services:
- A Pre-mould structure: The initial wave of 5G will be built on existing 4G infrastructures; therefore, it will inherit vulnerabilities of the past.
- Exposed to cyber-attacks: More devices connected to the internet increase the scope of cyber-attacks.
- Dependence on Imports: Privacy concerns are bound to multiply as the number of devices increases and parts being imported from China.