Building an Economic Development Tool for Smart Communities

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and US Ignite are now in the software design phase of building a new economic development tool for smart communities. This is part of our joint Smart City Data Exchange initiative, and our aim is to provide communities with the ability to see development potential in their neighborhoods on a property-by-property basis for the purpose of attracting commercial investment and fostering economic growth. The new data visualization tool is being developed on a Geographic Information System (GIS) based demographic map, and will use numerous datasets obtained both from open data portals and through our partnerships with ...
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The Internet of Things

Do You Know What’s in Your Network? A Process-Driven Assessment of the Cybersecurity Risks that IoT Products and Services Present

The strong market for Internet of Things (IoT)-based products and services has resulted in a growing number of devices connected to the Internet. IoT applications are now being used not only in the home to monitor and control everyday appliances, but also for a variety of applications in the fields of industrial automation, healthcare, transportation and a host of other verticals. As these innovations increasingly touch our daily lives, the need for security is critical. Many of these products, services and devices are associated with third-party components and platforms. This creates the need for adequate security controls to ensure the ...
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Wireless Emergency Alerts

The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system is a public safety system that efficiently delivers critical warnings and information to the public via their wireless devices. Operational since 2012, the WEA provides geographically targeted, text-like alerts utilizing the Cell Broadcast System, across three categories:  Alerts issued by the President; Alerts involving imminent threats to safety or life (fires, floods, hurricanes, etc.); as well as Alerts from the AMBER, Silver, Blue, and Endangered Missing Persons Alert Programs.1 Since its inception, and based on stakeholder experience and technological advancements, there have been continual enhancements to the WEA system to meet public safety needs.  The ...
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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,…

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Council to Secure the Digital Economy Releases Guidelines on Cyber Crisis Response and IoT Security

Reports endorsed by leading cybersecurity experts from 20 major national technology organizations and associations WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 17, 2018 – Today, the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE), of which ATIS is a member, released two major cybersecurity reports to deliver sustainable solutions to major cyber threats facing consumers, businesses and governments. Released ahead of the Department of…

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STI-GA Executes iconectiv Contract as Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator

Certificate access policy also approved. WASHINGTON, DC — The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) today announced the execution of the contract with iconectiv as the Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA), a critical role in industry efforts to mitigate illegal robocalling. As the STI-PA, iconectiv enforces the rules defined by the STI-GA to operationalize the SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted…

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Building an Economic Development Tool for Smart Communities

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and US Ignite are now in the software design phase of building a new economic development tool for smart communities. This is part of our joint Smart City Data Exchange initiative, and our aim is to provide communities with the ability to see development potential in their neighborhoods on a property-by-property basis for the purpose of…

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Join ATIS @ DC5G!

Join ATIS, a DC5G 2019 Association Partner, at this event scheduled to take place November 4-5 in Arlington, Virginia. DC5G is where business and leadership merge with technology and strategy. This two-day business leadership conference will give attendees clear actions they can take to build, adapt and/or enable 5G. Whether you’re a service provider looking to educate your customers about…

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Join ATIS at Mobile World Congress 2019 Los Angeles, October 22-24

WHAT: Join ATIS at Mobile World Congress (MWC19) to explore how Intelligent Connectivity will shape the future of the ICT industry, our businesses, and our world. MWC is North America’s leading event for the tech industry. ATIS is a MWC19 Los Angeles Supporting Partner. WHEN & WHERE: October 22 – 24, 2019, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California BACKGROUND:…

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The Internet of Things

Do You Know What’s in Your Network? A Process-Driven Assessment of the Cybersecurity Risks that IoT Products and Services Present

The strong market for Internet of Things (IoT)-based products and services has resulted in a growing number of devices connected to the Internet. IoT applications are now being used not only in the home to monitor and control everyday appliances, but also for a variety of applications in the fields of industrial automation, healthcare, transportation and a host of other…

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ATIS Advances Neutral Host Solutions to Boost Multi-Operator Wireless Capacity and Coverage in Managed Spaces

Innovation to lower costs and advance 5G business imperatives. WASHINGTON, DC  — ATIS today announced the release of Neutral Host Solutions for Multi-Operator Wireless Capacity and Coverage in Managed Spaces, a report advancing solutions for the economic deployment of dense 5G as well as traditional small cells to provide enhanced cellular capacity and coverage in shared spaces. The innovations presented…

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STI-GA Call for Certificate Authorities

Certificate Authorities will play a critical role in mitigating illegal robocalls. WASHINGTON, DC — Implementation of STIR/SHAKEN is a critical mission in the fight against illegal robocalls and caller ID spoofing. The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) manages the rollout of this solution and is seeking interest from organizations that would like to serve as STI Certificate Authorities (CAs)….

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Attend the ATIS/3GPP Webinar: 5G Standards Developments in Release 15 and Beyond

WHAT/WHEN:  3GPP delivered the first complete set of 3GPP standards for 5G in Release 15 and is further enhancing 5G in Release 16. Plans for Release 17 are also underway. This webinar recaps the Release 15 content, providing an up-to-date view of 3GPP’s work with a particular focus on how it is expanding 5G capabilities and enhancing the mobile system’s technical performance. The…

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