5G is on the Horizon — What Will It Take to Accelerate the Development of the Network of Networks

With the first of the 5G networks beginning operations in 2019, business and consumer excitement for 5G is growing. While these initial deployments will be small in scale and relegated to urban areas, it is a critical first step toward 5G services becoming a global reality. At the core of the acceleration of 5G deployment is the development of standards that will serve as the backbone to the network of networks. These will enable companies to utilize multiple technologies to solve their complex communications needs and importantly, exploit and capitalize on the new opportunities that 5G will bring. At Intelsat, ...
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UAVs for Restoring Communications in Emergency Situations

If you have ever experienced a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, wildfire, etc.), you are well aware of the importance of communications during this time. A functioning communication network is essential to coordinating emergency and recovery operations, rebuilding infrastructure as well as allowing the public to contact rescue services, family and friends. Following a disaster, disruption to the communications network is all too often a problem, usually due to damage to cables and cell towers as well as the loss (or shut down) of electrical power. Yet, the ability to provide an “on-demand” communications infrastructure is critical to the needs ...
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Context-Aware Identity Management: The Who, What, Where, When and How

In the age of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), users increasingly want the flexibility to access both their business-critical applications and personal applications anywhere, anytime and on multiple devices.  This increased mobility — combined with the fact that many applications are emerging that cross multiple industry sectors or domains — requires authentication and authorization processes beyond single sign-on capabilities.  Furthermore, the continued growth of sophisticated connected devices is creating an abundance of contextual information available to networks. The ability to effectively collect, manage and analyze this information is driving the development of new solutions in the area of Context-Aware Identity ...
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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Telecom

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning have long been associated with science fiction movies, with no better example than 2001: A Space Odyssey and Hal the computer (“I’m sorry Dave, I am afraid I can’t do that”). But what exactly is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? In its simplest form it is the automation of tasks or functions which otherwise require human intelligence to execute. Many people may be surprised to learn that AI is already widely used in their day-to-day activities through digital voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.  AI enables users to interact with their services and devices ...
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Understanding the Value of Distributed Ledger/Blockchain Innovation in the ICT Industry

There is hardly a day when news related to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin does not make headlines.  But beyond digital currencies, the applicability of distributed ledger and blockchain is finding its way into a number of different industries including telecommunications. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a shared database that is spread across several nodes or computing devices. Each node replicates and saves an identical copy of the ledger to enable open and trusted exchanges over the Internet.  Since it can exist without a centralized authority or server managing it, data quality is maintained through database replication and computational trust that ...
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Context-Aware Identity Management: The Who, What, Where, When and How

In the age of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), users increasingly want the flexibility to access both their business-critical applications and personal applications anywhere, anytime and on multiple devices.  This increased mobility — combined with the fact that many applications are emerging that cross multiple industry sectors or domains — requires authentication and authorization processes beyond single sign-on capabilities.  Furthermore,…

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ATIS Develops Cybersecurity Risk Assessment for IoT Applications and Services

WASHINGTON, DC — ATIS today announced release of a new report that provides the fundamentals needed to perform risk assessments for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services. As the IoT accelerates, there is a growing need to protect all assets involved from attack and from maliciously being turned into a source of attack on other users. An Architectural Risk…

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ATIS is a Big 5G Event Media Partner

WHAT: Merging together 5G North America and Light Reading’s Big Communications Event, the BIG 5G Event is the premium gathering of telco professionals in North America! Join ATIS May 6-8 in Denver, Colorado and rub shoulders with 1,500+ attendees, 150+ industry leading speakers and a host of Heavy Reading’s unparalleled telecom market and technology analysts! Expect to deep dive into…

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ATIS Is a Proud Supporter of the International Wireless Communications Expo

WHAT: Since 1977, the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been the authoritative annual event for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals in the working world. IWCE features over 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military; public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency…

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UAVs for Restoring Communications in Emergency Situations

If you have ever experienced a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, wildfire, etc.), you are well aware of the importance of communications during this time.  A functioning communication network is essential to coordinating emergency and recovery operations, rebuilding infrastructure as well as allowing the public to contact rescue services, family and friends. Following a disaster, disruption to the communications network…

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SHAKEN 101: Mitigating Illegal Robocalling and Caller ID Scams — an ATIS Webinar

WHAT: ATIS plays a key role in the coordinated industry-driven work to prevent unwanted robocalls, a top customer complaint received by both Federal and state regulators. This webinar provides updates on advances being made to set key robocalling mitigation protocols into action in the network. It explains how illegal robocalls and Caller ID spoofing work and how key capabilities of…

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RFP Responses Due February 4: Request for Proposal Issued for Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator Role

Request for Proposal Issued for Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator Role to Set Robocalling Mitigation Protocols into Action in the Network Be part of this collaborative initiative addressing one of the voice network’s most important challenges. The RFP is a major step in advancing the work to help consumers once again answer their phones with confidence. The Secure Telephone Identity…

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ATIS Delivers Insight into the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Disaster Recovery Operations

WASHINGTON, DC —  ATIS today announced release of a report covering how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” can be used to restore communications following a disaster. Functioning communications infrastructure is essential to coordinating emergency and recovery operations, rebuilding and allowing the public to contact rescue services as well as family and friends. Designed for emergency planners and disaster recovery…

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