What is 5G?
5G is a fifth generation mobile network with higher speeds, greater capacity for data transfer, and better reliability.
A new global standard for wireless communication. 5G is a critical building block for safer transportation, more personalized retail, improved health care outcomes, and other innovations in business and services.
5G brings together devices, companies, and entire industries via transformative digital applications.
Its benefits for Innovators include:
– Low latency
– Massive device connectivity
– Advanced architectures enabling edge computing
The widespread adoption of 5G will jumpstart a fourth industrial revolution by connecting existing technology to super-high-speed smart connectivity, with the potential to create millions of jobs.
The Indiana 5G Zone is the first to demonstrate Quantum-safe Encryption as a Service (QEaaS), which protects and tracks Internet of Things (IoT) data as it moves across 5G infrastructure. Quantum-safe encryption ensures that data can be kept safe from existing data exfiltration as well as future quantum computing attacks.
The quantum-safe XQ Message (XQ) platform has been successfully deployed at the Indiana 5G Zone’s Advanced Innovation & Test Lab. XQ provides a future-proof data protection solution for IoT systems by eliminating the need to write code; agents in 5G gateways and mobile edge computing (MEC) nodes automatically update the algorithms.
XQ encryption has been integrated within all the following 5G service categories:
– Smart Manufacturing Lab
– Resilient Energy
– Smart Resource Extraction
– Smart Logistics
– Trusted Electronics Lab
– Secure Contract Transmission
– Secure intake of personal identifiable information (PII)
The Indiana 5G Zone will offer Quantum-safe Encryption as a Service (QEaaS) to academic and commercial 5G networks across the country.
The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses any and all devices that are able to “talk” to one another via the Internet or private communications networks. 5G will exponentially increase reliance on IoT devices due to its faster speeds, greater reliability, and ability to simultaneously sustain more devices online.
The use of IoT technology increases security risks. Every access point is vulnerable. If a smart city is hacked, the risks include power blackouts, privacy leaks, and intellectual property theft.
The Indiana 5G Zone’s extension of Quantum-safe Encryption as a Service (QEaaS) to 5G networks and smart cities will allow potential targets in the public and private sectors to locate their data, keep their data safe and control access remotely.