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The surprising things mobile network operators are saying about 5G & QoE

We recently completed some research to better understand CSP attitudes toward Quality of Experience (QoE) and congestion management on 5G networks. As part of the study, independent market research agency Coleman Parkes conducted an anonymous survey in which senior decision makers at 100 Tier-1 and Tier-2 mobile communication service providers (CSPs) were asked a series…

DDoS attacks and 5G: everything you need to know

Cybersecurity geeks may already know this historical tidbit… The first DDoS attack occurred back in 1999, when a computer at the University of Minnesota suddenly came under attack from a network of 114 other computers infected with a malicious script called Trin00. What they may not know, or remember, is that, earlier that same year,…

Covid-19 & the new telecom reality: traffic management more important than ever

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are seeing a dramatically increased load on networks as more people each day work from home. With a growing number of employees and businesses working remotely, voice conferencing and video collaboration are driving up traffic. Adding to demand on the network, countless students are relying on remote learning solutions to keep…

Quality of Experience – How machine learning, net neutrality, and 5G relate to QoE

Around the world, an enormous amount of money is being spent on bandwidth and network equipment as communications service providers (CSPs) strive to deliver optimal Quality of Experience (QoE) across a range of existing and planned services. During 2018, in the US alone, communication service providers’ (CSP) broadband CAPEX rose more than $2.2B. Looking forward,…

Telegram Hit by Powerful DDoS Attack – Blames China

Rich irony – a secure messaging app was neutralized by a cyber attack. We live in a world where foreign governments are routinely accused of cyber meddling to subvert democratic elections. Is anyone surprised that an authoritarian government is blamed for a massive DDoS attack that shut down Telegram – a key social media channel…

5G Networks: Shaping Quality of Experience (QoE) in the 5G Era

After reigning for 8+ years as the standard for mobile broadband, 4G networks are about to be dethroned by 5G. 5G networks promise dramatically faster speeds, lower latency and massive machine to machine communications – but is this enough to ensure happy consumers? Back in 2009, 4G was launched with the promise of delivering faster…

Closed-Loop Automation: What it means for CSPs | Allot

Where is Your CSP on the Closed Loop Automation Journey? Automation in telecom is not new. But it has evolved. Initially, it was about being more efficient at solving well-defined problems – the known knowns. Solutions like Root Cause Analysis that reduced tens of thousands of NOC alarms to a single “parent alarm”, which highlighted…

Don’t be a Dumb Pipe! You CAN Analyze Encrypted Video Traffic

If you were to ask consumers in regulated countries what the main driver was for choosing their mobile service provider, chances are they’ll tell you that when it comes to data bundles and price, they’re all similar. So, what is most important to them?   Well here are a few hints. By 2021, 82% of…

Can You Keep Up with Game-Changing DDoS Attacks? Q&A from Allot’s Webinar

In our recent webinar, I discussed with Maya Canetti, Allot’s Director of Product Management, how intensified DDoS attacks against service providers have become highly destructive. We considered the newest threats, why traditional security solutions can’t cope with the rapidly changing nature of these threats, and what can be done to best protect networks. Note: If…

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