According to Huawei’s official website, Huawei recently passed the 5G Core Network Security Assurance Specification (SCAS) test defined by 3GPP. After the industry’s first GSMA product development and life cycle process audit, it officially passed GSMA NESAS complete security assessment for 5GC network equipment. 5GC (5G Core Network) is the 5G core network. According to reports, the test was performed by the SGS Brightsight laboratory in the Netherlands. The test conclusions are currently on GSMA official website.
According to reports, NESAS is a network security test specification and evaluation mechanism is from GSMA and 3GPP. The test object is Huawei’s core network (5GC network element equipment). This also includes four products, UNC, UDG, UPCF, and UDM. Furthermore, the test content covers general security, business function security, transmission security, and operation and maintenance security.
One of the world’s standard cybersecurity evaluation organizations is NESAS. It has the support of international carriers, equipment vendors, regulators, GSMA, and 3GPP. In addition to Security Assurance Specifications, NESAS security assessments also consider product lifecycle processes. It is open to evolution and acts as an efficient mobile industry-wide network security evaluation framework. NESAS objectively measures how secure a network product is and offers the mobile industry threat analysis. It also offers general security assurance requirements, a methodology for security assurance, and definitions for critical assets. One of its major focuses is to avoid and eliminate lopsided evaluation and conflicting security assurance requirements in different markets. The body also receives regular feedback from different stakeholders in different markets around the world.
According to Huawei, as of March 2021, it has over 140 5G commercial contracts worldwide. It has also carried out a series of cross-industry cooperation in the fields of smart grid, VR/AR, car networking, telemedicine, and intelligent manufacturing. In addition, a patent analysis firm, IPLytics statistics, shows that as of March 2019, Chinese manufacturer’s patent application for “standard-essential patent (SEP)” in the 5G field accounts for 34% globally. Among them, Huawei ranked first in the world with 1554 “standard-essential patents”.
Huawei still leads the 5G core network
As of 2021 a report from IP consulting and analysis companies, Amplified and GreyB show that Huawei still retains its top spot for 5G Essential Patents. The company accounts for 18.3% with 530 patent families. Nokia and Samsung rank second and third with 14.6% and 12.9%. respectively. The top 6 companies include Huawei, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Ericsson, Qualcomm. Collectively, these companies account for 64.9% of 18,887 declared patent families. In granted 10,763 declared patent families, 2,893 families have been identified as core SEPs where the top 6 companies account for 72.5%.