• T-Mobile US claims ‘significant’ 5G standalone architecture firsts

    T-Mobile US has announced what it claims are several important world’s-first milestones for standalone architecture (SA) 5G.

    SA 5G has been described as “real” 5G, enabling network slicing and advancing industry-dedicated use cases. In making its claims, T-Mobile used the phrase “inventing the future takes a village”, recognising that the advancement of 5G depends on a series of partnerships among a number of key stakeholders within the 5G ecosystem.

    “Powerful and reliable wireless networks are more important than ever, and these milestones mark a huge step forward for the entire wireless ecosystem,” said Neville Ray, president of technology at T-Mobile.

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  • NCSC issues urgent alert for healthcare sector

    The NHS, other healthcare organisations and medical research bodies are being targeted by advanced persistent threat (APT) groups conducting a wave of large-scale password-spraying attacks and should take urgent action to protect themselves, according to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and its US counterpart, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

    The campaigns’ objective is to steal personal information and patient data, intellectual property and “intelligence that aligns with national priorities”, the agencies said in a joint advisory notice issued today. The attacks are clearly aimed at gathering information related to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

    “Protecting the

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  • The privacy vs protection debate

    It would be fair to say that the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has witnessed the greatest shift in society this century, with most nations currently in varying states of lockdown. Covid-19 first appeared in China in December 2019; the UK’s first case was recorded a month later.

    The UK went into lockdown on 23 March, and this is still ongoing at the time of writing. The legal basis for the lockdown, the Coronavirus Act 2020, was introduced on 19 March and passed all remaining stages of consideration in the House of Commons on 23 March. It passed without a vote,

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