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NEW DELHI: Securing enterprise data in the fifth generation or 5G-based network services may be challenging for organisational IT teams since the newer technology would trigger massive adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the US-based Arcserve said.

“While data transfer speeds of up to 10GB/s for businesses in 5G, but there will be a definite challenge for IT teams in charge of securing enterprise data,” Nikhil Korgaonkar, Regional Director, Arcserve India & SAARC said, adding that several factors would define how data remains secure when migrated to 5G networks.

Minnesota-headquartered Arcserve that offers data security solutions to large businesses also said that the integrity of network security and stability of IT platforms in a new 5G environment would also have to be seen seriously.

GSMA in its recent finding revealed that 5G is expected to represent more than a fifth of total mobile connections by the end of 2025 with as many as 1.8 billion connections.

The London-based telco group estimated that 5G connections would account for 21 percent of all connections worldwide, and the next generation of technology is expected to provide significant economic benefits.

“5G will cause a boom in IoT over the next few years as companies release new devices and technologies. A whole new slew of businesses will adopt the 5G technology and migrate to it. This will increase the number of smart users,” Korgaonkar said.

The Department of Telecommunications is yet to come up with the auction strategy for airwaves in the 3300-3600MHz range for commercial 5G services as recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in 2018.

Experts believe that the new technology is likely to see adoption among large businesses across manufacturing, logistics, transportation and retails sectors while incumbent operators Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have started field trials to demonstrate locally-relevant use cases.

Korgaonkar further said that since IP-traffic is expected to grow four-fold by this year end which would also give rise to Cyberattack activities and would require enterprises, including telecom operators to use aggressive data security methods.

Data as a unit is continuously being exchanged between devices and networks, and these transactions are increasing at an exponential speed in an information-driven economy, the company said, and added that data protection has to be a concerted effort between the government, enterprises, and public at large. The world will create more data over the next three years than it did in the past 30 years, the IDC study said while underlining the urgency for having data guidelines and standards for organisations in place.

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