ZTE Communications ›› 2022, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (4): 22-31.DOI: 10.12142/ZTECOM.202204004

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Key Intrinsic Security Technologies in 6G Networks

LU Haitao1,2,3, YAN Xincheng1,3, ZHOU Qiang1(), DAI Jiulong1,2,3, LI Rui1,3   

  1. 1.ZTE Corporation, Shenzhen 518057, China
    2.Shenzhen Key Enterprise R&D Institute of Wireless Mobile Technology (ZTE), Shenzhen 518055, China
    3.Shenzhen Key Laboratory of 5G RAN Security Technology Research and Application, Shenzhen 518055, China
  • Received:2022-09-09 Online:2022-12-30 Published:2022-12-30
  • Contact: ZHOU Qiang
  • About author:LU Haitao received his MS degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China in 1995. He is a senior engineer and got the CISSP in 2019. He is currently a senior system architect with ZTE Corporation and has been engaged in wireless communication technology R&D for a long time. He has led many National Science and Technology Major Projects and National High-Tech R&D Programs ("863" Programs), and has more than 60 patents. He received the Scientific and Technological Innovation Progress Awards of Guangdong Province.|YAN Xincheng received his MS degree from Southeast University, China in 2004. He is a professorate senior engineer and chief system security architect of ZTE Corporation. He has presided over the National Science and Technology Major Project of China in 5G security and has more than 40 patents. He has won several scientific and technological awards and won the titles of “333” third-level talent and high-level talent in Jiangsu Province.|ZHOU Qiang (zhou.qiang@zte.com.cn) received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He is a senior engineer and obtains more than ten patents for invention. He has worked with ZTE Corporation since his graduation. He has been engaged in wireless communication research, including 3G, 4G and 5G communication systems. For the last ten years he was the director of R&D department in charge of 5G product development and 6G advanced research.|DAI Jiulong received his bachelor’s degree from Hunan University in 2014 and is currently working with ZTE Corporation. He has been committed to wireless protocol stack development and wireless security technology research and planning. His research interests are concentrated in RAN and algorithm security technologies.|LI Rui received his bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University, China in 2005 and his master’s degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2008, respectively. He is currently working with ZTE Corporation and his interests and research scope of work focus on 5G RAN and edge cloud native security technologies.
  • Supported by:
    the National Key Research and Development Program of China(6G Network Architecture)


Intrinsic security is a hot topic in the research of 6G network security. A revolution from the traditional “plugin-based” and “patch-based” network security protection mechanism to a self-sensing, self-adaptive and self-growing network immunity system is a general view of 6G intrinsic security in the industry. Massive connection security, physical-layer security, blockchain, and other 6G candidate intrinsic security technologies are analyzed based on 6G applications, especially hot scenarios and key technologies in the ToB (oriented to business) field.

Key words: 6G, intrinsic security, ToB application, massive connection, physical-layer security