Why Time May Not Be on Your Side

The ATIS Synchronization Committee (SYNC) is at the forefront of the industry in doing work to examine GPS vulnerability and methods of GPS backup for time and frequency synchronization.   The group has recently published a technical report which discusses this in detail, GPS Vulnerability (ATIS-0900005). GPS (Global Positioning System) has become so ubiquitous in everyday life that most people take it for granted, although it is used in cars, planes, computers, smartphones, and wearables, to name a few common examples. While GPS is associated primarily with navigation, location tracking and mapping, it is also critical to providing precise time, time ...
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Securing the Connected Vehicle

Securing the Connected Vehicle: Why a Collaborative Approach is Critical for Success

Connected vehicles have the potential to deliver tremendous value to both consumers and the transportation industry.  As part of the larger intelligent transportation ecosystem changes, connected vehicle applications provide connectivity between and among vehicles, infrastructure, and wireless devices. This, in turn, can to assist in preventing crashes, easing traffic congestion and delivering new and exciting applications directly to the vehicle. As connected vehicles become more prevalent on our highways and applications become more sophisticated and integrated into our everyday lives, the threat of cyber intrusion also grows.  This makes it critical that the connectivity provided between and among vehicles, infrastructure, ...
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The App-ID Registry: Securing the Internet of Things

App-ID Registry: Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices continues to grow rapidly, driven by an increasing range of use cases and business models combined with declining device costs.  Cisco[1] predicts upwards of 14 billion connected IoT[2] devices by 2021, while according to the most recent Ericsson Mobility Report[3], the number will reach 18 billion by 2022.  This growth rate is staggering and the need for connectivity, security and interoperability between applications and devices has never been more critical. In fact, ATIS sees it as essential to unlocking the IoT’s limitless potential. The M2M/IoT market has been evolving from vertical, ...
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A Smart Approach to Planning Smart Cities

Download now Global population growth and the continued migration from rural to urban areas are placing unprecedented demand on our cities’ infrastructure, energy consumption and services. In its 2011 State of World Population report, the United Nations Population Fund predicted that the world's population will increase from 7 billion in 2011 to 9.3 billion by 2050, and as high as 15 billion by 2100. Coupled with this dynamic, while 50% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, within 35 years this will grow to 67%. To remain sustainable, cities need to become smarter. In a wireless age, this ...
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The Evolution to Content Optimized Networks Initiative: Path to a Future Network

Download now As the volume of content (data, services, applications, etc…) available via the Internet and other sources continues to expand, there is a growing interest in creating a network architecture that can scale network traffic at the rate of content creation, rather than the rate of content consumption – as is the case in current network architectures. To fully understand and appreciate just how much demand there is for content and applications, look to a few data points such as Netflix in which its subscriber base of more than 93 million watched over 125 million hours of content per ...
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