EU Publishes a Report on the Security of Open RAN

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The EU Member States, with the support of the European Commission and ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, published a report on the cybersecurity of Open RAN. This new type of 5G network architecture will in the coming years provide an alternative way of deploying the radio access part of 5G networks based on open interfaces.

This marks another major step in the coordinated work at the EU level on the cybersecurity of 5G networks, demonstrating a strong determination to continue to jointly respond to the security challenges of 5G networks and to keep abreast of developments in the 5G technology and architecture.

Following up on the coordinated work already done at the EU level to strengthen the security of 5G networks with the EU Toolbox on 5G Cybersecurity, Member States have analyzed the security implications of Open RAN.

The report found that Open RAN could bring potential security opportunities, provided certain conditions are met. Open RAN could also help increase the visibility of the network thanks to the use of open interfaces and standards, reduce human errors through greater automation, and increase flexibility through the use of virtualization and cloud-based solutions.

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