The Basics of Lawful Interception and 5G Considerations

A communication service provider (CSP) was in search of automated testing solutions. Like most providers, they wanted to verify speed and performance for voice and data on 2G, 3G, LTE, and 5G.

They were also interested to learn about how automated testing could validate compliance with lawful interception (LI) requirements. They had recently received an LI warrant from a law enforcement agency and were unable populate all the required data quickly, putting them at risk for fines and penalties.

They wanted to utilize active testing to avoid future infractions. By periodically generating the LI reference data, they could confirm that it transferred accurately to the related LI systems.

So often, a CSP is focused performance and doesn’t necessarily recognize the criticality of LI compliance until it isn’t working. And law enforcement agencies can’t wait days for you to pull the required data. Every second counts.

Telecommunications technology is constantly evolving with new devices, services and radio signals. Providers are under immense pressure to be competitive, providing top quality and performance while complying with legal and regulatory requirements.

Read on to learn about the components of lawful interception, why compliance must be a priority, and considerations for 5G going forward.

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