CTIA, a trade association representing the wireless communications industry in the United States, announced this week the launch of its 5G Security Test Bed (STB), a security testing and validation initiative for commercial 5G networks.
CTIA developed the STB in partnership with wireless, technology and academic organizations to test 5G security recommendations in real-world conditions using off-the-shelf equipment and facilities. The founding members of the 5G Security Test Bed – AT&T, Ericsson, T-Mobile, UScellular, MITER and the University of Maryland (UMD) – contribute invaluable industry expertise that strengthens STB’s ability to power the wireless security ecosystem improve and ensure strong protection on 5G networks.
Led by industry leaders, governed by government priorities and managed by CTIA, the testbed is the latest in a series of steps the industry has taken to make 5G the most secure network ever. The founding members developed the initiative through their participation in CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group, which brings together the world’s leading telecom and technology companies to assess and address the present and future of cybersecurity.