Trust networking for beyond 5G and 6G

Raimo Kantola*

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Trust in a network context is about expected outcomes of decisions to communicate with a remote party, to click on a link or to believe in what an email says. The possible outcomes are either the positive value of the communication or being hacked or cheated in some way. Trust spans all protocol layers from the IP layer to applications and content. ITU-T is working on the framework architecture for trust networking. The White Paper after 1st IEEE 6G Summit advocated embedding trust into the 6G network in its networking chapter. We have worked on a concept we call Customer Edge Switching or cooperative firewalling for several years. In this paper, we analyze the proposed frameworks for the context of 6G and point out directions of future work. We offer several use cases where the framework could be first used and what are the regulatory issues in using the technology for Internet Access under the 'open Internet' regulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020
Subtitle of host publicationGain Edge for the 6G Era, 6G SUMMIT 2020
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728160474
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6G Wireless Summit - Levi, Kittilä, Finland
Duration: 17 Mar 202020 Mar 2020
Conference number: 2


Conference6G Wireless Summit
Abbreviated title6G SUMMIT


  • Policy management
  • Security
  • Trust
  • Trust management


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