In part 1 and 2 of this blog series, we discussed the issue of authentication between the uCPE and the different network ZTP entities and explained why and how the use of X.509 certificates brings great simplification to this problem. In this third part, we will touch upon another “painful” topic that is also related to ZTP: Software licensing.
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Welcome to the official blog of RAD, a global telecom access solutions and products vendor. We’ll be blogging on a wide range of hot topics affecting service providers and critical infrastructure network operators. Our resident experts will be discussing carrier ethernet, 5G, industrial IoT, networking traffic insights, remote asset monitoring with edge computing, smart cities, and more.
Mar 18, 2019
Mar 11, 2019
The first part of this blog series laid the foundation of the security issues involving uCPE ZTP over public networks (and also in general). We also discussed the issue of authentication between the uCPE and the different network ZTP entities.
Mar 04, 2019
In this blog series, we will focus on zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) for uCPEs over a public network. In particular, we will discuss the two main challenges of security (parts 1 and 2) and licensing (part 3). Part 4 of this blog will explore RAD’s uCPE ZTP solution in detail. A device MAC address or manufacturer serial number are usually not considered, on their own, a secured-enough identity, as in many cases they can be forged quite easily.
Feb 25, 2019
The fifth generation of mobile communications promises to deliver ten-fold improvements in multiple parameters to address various new use cases.
Feb 18, 2019
As we announced last week, tier-1 service providers in Europe are already using RAD’s ETX-2i-10G cell site gateway for initial 5G rollouts.
Feb 12, 2019
In a recent poll we conducted during a RAD webinar, we asked participants which was the most compelling use case for vCPE.
Feb 04, 2019
Edge computing has been brought in as an approach to solve some of the main challenges of IIoT.
Jan 28, 2019
The widely held view is that vCPE has the potential to deliver the NFV benefits that service providers desperately need.
Jan 21, 2019
In part 1 of the blog post, we have discussed microburst origin as well as effect. We have also explained why all existing microbursts quantification methods fail, in one way or another, to yield a true measurement of microburst within a given network.
Jan 14, 2019
Financial, government, mobile and other traffic flows are often bursty when transported across networks or in data centers.
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