As a customer, you have influence on our LIMA roadmap

R&D25 May 2023

Introduction: In today’s rapidly evolving landscape of software development, companies like Group 2000 are continuously striving to meet the dynamic needs and expectations of their customers. With a strong focus on customer-centricity, Group 2000 recognizes the pivotal role that its customers and partners play in shaping the direction of our roadmap. In this blog post, […]

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Group 2000 Environmental Management System (EMS)

Group 200015 May 2023

In recent years, a more increased focus has been needed for all of us to operate in an environmentally responsible way. To help identify and manage the environmental impacts within Group 2000, we have set up a Group 2000 Environmental Management System (EMS), which not only helps us to manage these impacts but also allows […]

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Dedicated project management

DevOps15 May 2023

For our clients, installation of a new LIMA LI platform or an adjustment – expansion of your current LIMA LI solution is always a sensitive issue. Due to the nature of LIMA LI solutions, information regarding your requirements, the right installation procedures, upcoming activities, and system usage is most often on a need-to-know basis. As […]

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The creation of a workflow

LIMA30 April 2023

The LIMA solutions, in general, focus on executing requests from authorities to telecommunication providers like i.e., interception or lawful disclosure requests. The requests are administrated in and executed from the LIMA Management System. The goal is to get the job done as quickly as possible with the least possible effort from the operator using the […]

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Onboarding of LIMA customers till successful acceptance

LIMA24 April 2023

Onboarding LIMA customers is a critical process that sets the stage for a long and successful relationship. It is the first step in building a partnership that will benefit you (LIMA Customer), us (Group 2000 B.V.), and the organization. Successful onboarding requires a combination of factors, including successful integration, strong cooperation, knowledge of technology and […]

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Customer project results (customer benefits)

LIMA13 April 2023

In the world of changing technology and changing infrastructure, our customers are challenged on a day-by-day basis. Small changes in the network can have a big impact on the regulatory side and, as a result, require modifications to the core infrastructure and backend. For us in the Customer Operations division within Group 2000,  we embrace […]

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First RegTech

News21 March 2023

Group 2000 and iTrust Ethics launch first RegTech that standardises and simplifies the complex decision-making process when disclosing personal data. • iTrust6A™️ powered by LIMA® workflow management software enables organisations to demonstrate compliance and transparency by guiding how decisions are made and recording the rationale for disclosure. • The six-principle framework was developed by iTrust […]

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Group 2000: Processes behind the scenes

R&D16 March 2023

R&D security scans This digital era has led to new innovations which changed the way we use technology for both business as personal use. The continuously growing performance result in more and more data being produced, handled, and stored. In that fast-changing world, security has gotten a more and more prominent role. In this blog […]

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Handling Electronic Warrants in Data Retention

LIMA9 March 2023

Nowadays, authorities request telecommunication providers more and more to provide them with retained communication and subscriber data for legal purposes. These requests pose a significant burden on both telecommunication providers and lawful authorities handling the warrants. In earlier days, this required quite an amount of effort as handling these requests was mostly manual work consisting […]

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From purchase order, to onboarding, project management and delivery

LIMA15 February 2023

One of the core activities of Group 2000 is the implementation of LIMA projects in general and the implementation of LIMA customer projects in particular. Customer projects can vary from complete new LIMA deployments of one of the Group 2000 platforms, up to adding of new functionality to previously provided solutions, or the co-creation with […]

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Lawful Interception – ethics, transparency and proof

LIMA9 February 2023

Many organisations, including large telecommunications and technology companies, and multinational corporations, regularly receive legal demands from law enforcement agencies for the interception of communications. Generally, companies have the technical capability in place for handling such requests. Over the years these systems have been optimised to efficiently and effectively intercept the traffic of their customers when […]

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Benefits for legal officers: Data disclosure system

LIMA19 January 2023

A data disclosure system for legal officers in the telecommunication domain can provide a number of benefits that can help to improve efficiency and demonstrate compliance. One of the main benefits of a data disclosure system is that it helps to improve efficiency and, as a consequence, saves costs. Gathering and organizing information for disclosure […]

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LIMA Data Retention

LIMA12 January 2023

LIMA Data Retention, a customer use case Our customers are faced with a legal obligation to facilitate in data retention with a reasonable response time (Service operators)  or, on the other end, challenged with doing analytics on criminal activities (governmental agencies). For these customers, we have deployed LIMA data retention solutions covering the service provider […]

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Data disclosure in cloud environments

LIMA6 January 2023

As a manager for corporate security tasked with legal compliance, you are probably used to getting confronted with high costs for data retention storage solutions. Especially in today’s times of data growth and increasing compliance and data disclosure demands. For general storage solutions, Cloud storage is nowadays a logical choice when needing a cost-effective and […]

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5G keeps evolving

5G30 November 2022

Release 18 of the 3GPP LI standards will be frozen in December 2022, and the work on release 19 has already begun. There are many topics, three of which are introduced here. Bandwidth Pruning Since the 5G network offers a significant increase in the user-bandwidth, managing the amount of intercepted traffic becomes more and more […]

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LIMA Data Retention Cloud

Data Retention31 October 2022

Nowadays, Cloud storage is a logical choice when there is a need for a cost-effective and scalable storage solution for legal compliance purposes like data disclosure requests. In addition to Cloud storage, it delivers speed, reliability, and security. These features are very attractive when creating a Data Retention solution in the cloud. After all, storing […]

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Lawful intercept for Rich Communication Services (RCS)

Lawful Interception4 October 2022

The SMS service provided by mobile operators is still quite popular. However, because of its basic functionality, its usage is surpassed by other messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage with features like longer texts, pictures, videos, emoticons, and group chats. To make the service more valuable and competitive, smartphone manufacturers, carriers, and the […]

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5G technology and design choices are changing LI requirements, part 2.

5G29 August 2022

5G technology and design choices are changing LI requirements, part 2. Capacity and Filtering needs for LEA’s. This is the second blog post in our blog series: “How 5G technology and design choices are changing Lawful interception requirements”. In the first blog post of this series, I provided a brief overview of the not-so-obvious implications […]

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The benefit of Warrant Management, Auditing, and Integrity check solutions

Compliance26 July 2022

Legal compliance: The benefit of Warrant Management, Auditing, and Integrity check solutions While in the past, it was sufficient for telecom providers to comply with telecom law and regulations to disclose customer data to law enforcement agencies, today concepts such as accountability (in- and external), transparency, and to have the right checks and balances in […]

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How 5G technology and design choices are changing LI requirements

5G21 June 2022

How 5G technology and design choices are changing LI requirements for Law Enforcement, part 1 When CSPs choose to implement 5G for their customers, they generally follow a phased approach. The 1st phase generally consists of an upgrade of their Radio Access Network (RAN) in combination with an upgrade of their EPC core. The 2nd […]

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The relevance of LIMA 5G SA Identity Association

5GSA17 May 2022

The relevance of LIMA 5G SA Identity Association Almost two decades ago (2003) the first IMSI catcher was patented. But on 4 January 2012, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that the patent is invalid for obviousness. This more or less presents the “easiness” with which an IMSI could be obtained from […]

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Cloud resiliency – why it matters

Data Retention20 April 2022

Nowadays, deploying services in the cloud has become common practice. Both public and private clouds are being applied, each with their own characteristics regarding scalability, security, privacy, reliability, costs, etc. This blog will focus on the resiliency of deployments in the cloud and how to take this into account when planning a deployment. Resiliency Resiliency […]

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Recommendations for MNO’s: deploying 5G

5G19 April 2022

Maintenance and Permit Management With the deployment of 5G, Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) are once again facing a historic cycle of key choices and major investments in their infrastructure. The deployment of 5G creates a much more complex technology environment for MNO’s. The fast pace at which these rollouts of new technologies need to happen […]

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College of Policing – Radio Frequency Conference

Cell Monitor29 March 2022

Last week Group 2000 was at the College of Policing Radio Frequency Conference with our LIMA Cell Monitor solution, joining our partner Forensic Analytics. It was great to meet our customers, learn from them and hear how LIMA Cell Monitor does a great job in supporting their RF surveys. LIMA Cell Monitor is 5G ready, providing […]

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The cell site analysis device for police forces

Cell Monitor22 February 2022

LIMA Cell Monitor, the cell site analysis device for police forces – telecom operators Last January Group 2000 released a new version of the LIMA Cell Monitor software. Many new features are added which are created in close cooperation with our awarded and trusted customers. In this blog, the two most important features are highlighted. […]

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EU initiatives strengthening the legal basis for Data Retention

Data Retention27 January 2022

Ever since the CJEU court ruling of April 8th, 2014, where the CJEU ruled that the validity of the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC is no longer valid, several initiatives have been taken to re-introduce a legal basis directly or indirectly on both national and European wide level. Some of these initiatives are based upon more recent […]

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Thank you all

News20 December 2021

On behalf of all Group 2000 staff, we are grateful for all the great and exceptional in-depth technology meetings we had with you in 2021. Due to your continuous trust and technology requests, you made it happen that we as a company are growing, and with the expanding installed base across the globe that we […]

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Can you guarantee the integrity of your LI environment?

Lawful Interception22 November 2021

Can you guarantee the integrity of your LI environment, compliance auditing in heterogeneous LI in your network environments? Probably not. However, there is a solution: Fulfilling telecommunication regulatory and compliance obligations nowadays is not about simply adding, for instance, Lawful Interception capabilities to the network anymore. At first glance, it might still seem that way. […]

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Cell Site and Mobile RF analysis

Cell Monitor26 October 2021

Cell Site and Mobile RF analysis – how to extract meaningful and actionable information for criminal investigations. This is the title of the webinar which Group 2000, together which Forensic Analytics presented last Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, on the ISS World Training, facilitated by Telestrategies. It demonstrated the vital role that RF (Radio Frequency) data […]

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Secure your 5G compliance 

5G28 September 2021

For you, like a mobile network operator, it is all about compliance. Local, national, and supranational governmental bodies all create legislation and regulations to which you should adhere.  The telecommunication sector is one of the regulated sectors. When launching a new communication service, like 5G, the involved parties all put significant effort into ensuring that […]

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Fast, faster, fast enough?

5G16 August 2021

Fast, faster, fast enough? The appetite of consumers but also businesses for increased internet bandwidth is continuing to grow. Technology changes enable this and drive new use cases. Video streaming services are now more popular than ever, and eMBB is one of the early drivers of 5G. The increased adoption of fiber to the home […]

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Cutting-edge technology for successful G7 policing

Cell Monitor29 June 2021

Group 2000 provided Forensic Analytics cutting-edge technology for successful G7 policing. Our innovative LIMA solution aids Devon and Cornwall Police with summit security. Devon and Cornwall Police have been, quite rightly, widely praised after the policing of the G7 summit in Cornwall last week went without a hitch. We can now reveal that some of […]

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Don’t let the new 5G SA Privacy Features stop you from catching IMSIs

5G21 June 2021

This is the title of the webcast which we as Group 2000 have presented last Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 on the ISS World Training, facilitated by Telestrategies. We have shared the various avenues, to continue to collect off-air intelligence. Some technologies are based on jamming or with the support of our LIMA 5G CellPro platform. […]

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Supplier selection processes

Supplier10 June 2021

When it comes to supplier selection processes either for new customers or expansions for your current customers the bottom line is that companies ought to act, no better must act like it is a beauty contest. In a lot of cases and based on years of analysis they, unfortunately, do not… Regular supplier behavior (in […]

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Cell Site Surveys – Why are they so important?

Cell Monitor27 May 2021

For supporting investigations into criminal activities, investigators often use information provided by the operators of mobile networks. The accepted methods for retrieving such information are lawful intercept and the retrieval of retained data. The first provides metadata and content in real-time whilst the latter provides historical metadata. Often serving as supporting evidence, lawful interception and […]

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Lawful Interception: 5G interception for Mobile Network Operators

5G20 May 2021

With the introduction and rollout of 5G networks both for stand-alone and non-stand-alone network architectures, new Lawful Interception capabilities must be in place in the network of the operator in order to stay compliant with the regulatory laws of the local government. As such the evolving technology will cause the following considerations for mobile network […]

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Embracing cloud for critical legal compliance solutions

Cloud12 April 2021

While the whole world is moving to Cloud, some applications are still considered to be too sensitive or too critical to run from a cloud environment due to its nature, whether this is in a private cloud instance or space from a public cloud provider. Legal compliance functions like Lawful Interception and Data Retention belong […]

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The influence of non-verbal communication via computer screens

COVID-192 March 2021

In the past, we were used to working (sometimes) from our home office and spent the day on work or creating documents where concentration was needed. Nowadays in COVID-19 days, we must lead our teams via computer screens, conduct sales to existing and new customers, attempting to make new contacts, collaborate and solve problems – […]

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Partner selection expectations and reality

Partners2 February 2021

How often reading (interesting) articles and blogs do we encounter an inexhaustible summary of all the advantages of a solution or a product? All the advantages and especially technical specifications come forward in the hope (of a supplier) of convincing customers (you!) to ultimately award an order to the supplying company. From our perspective, this […]

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Workflow Management for security departments

Workflow Management12 June 2020

For repetitive tasks, each click, each keystroke costs time. Fewer clicks and keystrokes increase efficiency. No one will debate that. Still, a lot of software applications are not designed with this simple principle in mind. Particularly, when a process is not standard for each organization or user. What is missing here is that within the […]

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Off-Air Intelligence will go Hybrid

5G12 May 2020

It is a fact that the “future” 5G networks are designed to enhance subscribers’ privacy. This causes technological concerns for intelligence services to gain the right data from the network in the new Era of mobile communications for the purpose of tactical operations. Traditional tactical IMSI operations are designed and aimed to identify, locate or […]

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COVID-1912 March 2020

The COVID-19 virus spreads across the globe at high speed. Many national and regional governments have taken precautionary measures or are preparing them to slow down the further spread. The severity of these measures increases at the same time. As your architects in safety and intelligence, we expect you’ll have questions regarding the continuity of […]

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European Telecommunications Standards Institute

ETSI12 July 2019

One of the Technical Committees of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is responsible for developing standards that support the technical requirements of national and international obligations for law enforcement: the Technical Committee on Lawful Interception (TC-LI).

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The 5G revolution is approaching

5G12 March 2019

Over the previous generations of mobile networks, we have seen a steady increase in bandwidth and a move from traditional circuit-switched technology to an all-IP network. The 5G network takes this massive step further in various aspects. 5G is much, much more than the common perspective of mobile “ users” “just like 4G, but faster”!

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What do we aspire in Europe?

5G12 January 2019

Everybody working in Telecom and IT knows that developments are going faster and faster. We have only just gotten used to 4G and then the auction for 5G is on the doorstep and the technology for 6G with speeds that literally make us dizzy is already partly conceived.

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