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5G hype vs reality: what are the real problems and new opportunities?

Throughout the telecom world, if people aren’t talking about Covid-19, then they’re probably talking about 5G.   The promise of 5G wireless service is significant. It is touted to provide cheap, fast, ubiquitous connectivity by increasing connection speeds tenfold over current 4G services.   However, the download speeds for 5G are not nearly as mind-blowing…

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 canceled – here’s what to do instead

(written with Yaron Muzikant) What is the Mobile World Congress? For years, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) has been the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. In 2019, the annual communications industry event attracted over 109,000 visitors from 198 countries and territories.  Among the visitors to the Barcelona event were over 7,900 CEOs and…

The top telco conferences and trends shaping our future

For those of you that may not know about Allot, we’re a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for communication service providers and innovative network intelligence for both service providers and enterprises all over the world. We help top tier telecom companies and other organizations to generate additional revenue, save money, and bring more value and…

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,…

Video Streaming: A Hidden Threat to Enterprise Quality of Experience (QoE)

The Rise of Video Streaming Popularity As Disney gears up to launch its streaming service, joining Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and more, video streaming is being adopted into the daily routine of many. Most people will download an episode or two for their commute home, and some people may even enjoy watching their favorite series at…

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…

Brute Force Attacks on IoT – Here to Stay?

IoT devices, such as routers, printers, televisions, cameras, lamps, baby-monitors and what-ever-else, can be found, well, everywhere. Their use has been growing for years and is expected to continue to grow. Unfortunately, these devices are notoriously vulnerable, or worse, the security implementation is so flawed that they are counter-protective leaving the consumer with a false feeling…

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…

10 Ransomware Attacks You Should Know About in 2019

Ransomware was deemed one of the biggest malware threats of 2018, and it continues to disrupt the operations of businesses and the daily lives of individuals all over the world in 2019. The 2019 ransomware landscape is quite diverse – security researchers track over 1,100 different ransomware variants preying on innocent web users. As this…

DNS Attack on Yandex – Can It Happen to You?

Last week, Russian media was hit with news about massive DNS (Domain Name System) attacks on Yandex, the country’s biggest technology company and local giant of internet search – essentially, the Google of Russia. The network attacks exploited vulnerabilities in the block-list system of Roskomnadzor, Russia’s state censor, that the government uses to ban sites…

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