Re: Fake BTS problem
Thanks for the time you took to reply, it's always a good idea to clarify things
No, of course we shouldn't force ppl to make fake 5G endpoints.
They have obviously already done that, the ones with a need, and appropriate funding.
You have to assume that everything is already (a bit) compromised, think of that famous UB40 cybersecurity ditty, featuring Herb Alpert on trumpet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jausD8qsnKU
(a hard example, why do my home Huawei routers insist on checking home at 3am each day, when I know that there isn't any new firmware available - must try some VM/ettercap chicanery on them?)
the point is, If an idiot such as me can make a fake 2G, GPRS, 3G service, out of cheap bits - then maybe sunsetting those technologies from critical stuff might be a great idea, or at least plan the transition, soonish.
I promise that I'll leave 5G alone. 5G could well be a great upgrade & there are a whole family of packet freq/bandwidth tech associated, such that low data IoT can fit in there. A quick look at Thales IoT showed them pushing mMTC massive Machine Type Communication for Smart Meters.
[URLLC Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication & eMBB enhanced Mobile Broadband was also on offer, for those who need moar/snappier]
(Yes, completely agree with you on the expected 5G speed, I only had a "4G" SIM , so was rather surprised to see the "5" appear anyway)