Top Threats to Mobile Networks - and What to Do About Them

By Alcatel-Lucent
Posted August 2009




The growing power of handheld devices, faster Internet connections, and the increasing deployment of wireless networks are bringing a new range of services to mobile phone users. But at the same time, this enhanced mobility brings with it numerous security risks. If these vulnerabilities are not addressed, operators may experience having their networks compromised, customer relations damaged, and the possibility of increased churn and decreased revenues.


By understanding the risks associated with mobile networks, operators can put in place a variety of countermeasures that are both simple and effective. This knowledge also allows operators to take appropriate steps to counter the new threats that are bound to emerge in the future.



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