E-Plus Group chooses NSN for 4G LTE security

Germany’s mobile operator E-Plus Group has selected Nokia Solutions and Networks to protect its 4G LTE network from unauthorized access, manipulation and other threats.

NSN will implement a complete end-to-end, 3GPP-compliant security solution to ensure a safe, convenient mobile broadband experience for E-Plus subscribers. Further benefits include authentication of network elements and lower costs due to the automatic rollout and lifecycle management of base station certificates.

Under the contract, NSN will deliver its radio access security solution, comprising a Security Gateway and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to ensure that only operator-authorized base stations can access the network. Efficient operation is achieved through fully automated certificate lifecycle management

Security risks are mounting as operators move to all-IP networks. To minimize these threats and to protect both consumers and networks, dedicated measures are necessary. As the continuation of its partnership with NSN to roll out next-generation 4G LTE in Germany, the operator is addressing security concerns while meeting all market and regulatory requirements.

“At E-Plus we are deeply and fully committed to ensuring a secure telecommunications network environment for our subscribers,” said Gerhard Ludtke, director Access Network at E-Plus Group.

“NSN, our trusted partner for two decades, has deep knowledge of our network and proven competence in network security. Thanks to NSN’s complete security solution for LTE, our subscribers will enjoy their mobile broadband free of the threat of fraud or espionage of personal data,” added Ludtke.

“The implementation of solid security measures to protect networks and users from intrusion and attacks is an issue of growing importance,” said Ingo Goldenberg, account director at NSN.

“We are pleased to strengthen our excellent customer relationship with E-Plus by implementing our advanced security solution, which offers comprehensive protection combined with high performance and availability,” added Goldenberg.

Security deployments from NSN can be found in nearly one-third of commercially launched 4G networks.

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