What to Expect from MWC 2019, from Folding Smartphones to Cyber Security
Less than a week to go until MWC19 Barcelona, one of the largest mobile industry events in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology from more than 2,400 organisations. The majority of the buzz at the show will be centred on the latest smartphones and innovations from the giants of the industry like Samsung, LG and ZTE. I am particularly excited to see foldable smartphones, which are likely to dominate the press cycle and social media feeds.
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In addition to the headline grabbing smartphone tech, MWC also offers a huge platform from which vendors like Telesoft can demonstrate their new technology, servicing every facet of the telecommunications industry. In today’s world, communications and those organisations who provide always on, available anywhere services like Internet Service Providers (ISP’s), Network Service Providers (NSP’s), Content Delivery Providers (CDN’s) and Carriers are categorised as part of our Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). Which means they are deemed by governments as essential to the smooth running of a society and its economy.
Cyber Security and the protection of CNI is at the forefront of every communication service providers mind, and a quick scan of the exhibitors list and of recent investments and acquisitions such as AT&T’s purchase of security vendor Alien Vault and the release of their cyber threat intelligence platform only reinforces this point. Another factor to consider is the imminent arrival of 5G and the innovations and challenges that will bring for CNI providers and networking giants such as Huawei and Ericsson, both showcasing at MWC, no doubt to show how they plan to dominate this space. The continued evolution of IoT, OT and Smart Everything and you have a cyber security firestorm and some very attractive targets for criminals.
Telesoft will be in Hall 7, on stand 7C64, talking about how we work with global communications providers, solving their unique cyber security challenges and protecting their large scale digital assets. Any network is vulnerable if not properly secured, but as already discussed, for network and mobile operators, ISP’s, NSP’s, CDN’s and carriers who possess millions of users that generate huge amounts of sensitive data, the stakes are much higher.