Ericsson is supplying the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) with a full-scale 5G test network infrastructure for its 5G/6G Security Lab TEMIS (Test Environment for Mobile Infrastructure Security).
The contract was awarded in June 2022 and the first stage of construction recently went into operation. In the test lab, the BSI conducts security tests on 5G components that are part of a 5G network. The aim is to promote the security of German telecommunications networks.
Among other things, the BSI is concerned with the security of German telecommunications networks. The 5G Competence Centre at the BSI’s Freital site is investigating in particular the security of 5G-based infrastructures and their further developments.
Since the 5G Competence Centre at the Freital site is to deal with investigations into the security of 5G infrastructure components in Germany, the 5G components to be implemented in the test environment will primarily be those that reflect the current or planned 5G standalone infrastructure of the German commercial mobile network operators.
BSI President Claudia Plattner: “A central topic for the BSI is cyber security in mobile infrastructures. With the first construction stage of the 5G/6G Security Lab at the BSI in Freital, we have reached an important milestone. I would like to thank the colleagues in Freital for their great commitment to making the lab fit for purpose.”
Daniel Leimbach, Head of Customer Unit Western Europe at Ericsson, says: “We are not only a leading provider of network infrastructures in Germany, but also consider the topic of security to be extremely important. Therefore, it is a matter of course for us to support the BSI in its tasks with the appropriate 5G components. We hope that the tests in Dresden will help to strengthen the future 5G roll-out and that confidence in the technology will continue to grow.”
To this end, Ericsson has been awarded a contract by BSI in June 2022 to deliver a full-scale 5G test network infrastructure. Ericsson’s base system includes components for a cloud-native 5G core network, as well as radio standards covering both 5G and 4G functions. Additional services such as service support and life cycle management round off the order.