Vertical Industries – Helping Public and Private 5G to Work Together

China Telecom has recently implemented a ground-breaking measure to enhance the security of over 1,000 private networks. Introducing the Customized-Interworking Function (C-IWF), the telecommunications giant aims to fortify the interface linking its public network with private cellular networks. This innovative solution not only mitigates the potential threats of security breaches but also facilitates seamless interoperability among diverse equipment supplied by various vendors.

The primary objective behind the deployment of C-IWF is to stimulate a wider acceptance of private 5G networks. By addressing security concerns and promoting compatibility between different hardware and software components, China Telecom seeks to create a conducive environment for the accelerated adoption of private cellular networks. This strategic move reflects the commitment to providing robust, reliable, and secure communication infrastructure in the evolving landscape of telecommunications.

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