Network slicing provides sophisticated 5G network capabilities

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–5G network slicing allows enterprises to improve their network security, reliability, and flexibility by creating independent logical network slices on the same physical cellular wireless network infrastructure. Today, 5G Americas, the voice of 5G and 4G LTE for the Americas, announced the release of its latest white paper covering the role of Network Slicing in 5G networks entitled “Commercializing 5G Network Slicing”.

Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, said:5G networks are advancing to provide high levels of speed, latency and reliability, meeting the particular needs of the service or application and by having multiple slices of the same physical 5G network, network slicing unleashes a multiverse of new applications and use cases.”

According to the whitepaper, the Network Slicing framework is one of the major additions to the 5G Standalone standards. Although it is still in its infancy, it is also one of the essential pillars for enabling operators to create and deliver new services. Network slicing is a complex technical capability because it affects nodes in all areas of the wireless network – edge, core, transport, and radio.

“Commercializing 5G Network Slicing” explores how end-to-end network slicing can enable communications service providers to meet all the needs of their businesses and commercial customers. It provides a deep dive into the main technical concept of Network Slicing and explains the technical concepts and the standards that support them. It covers network slicing-based services with future enhancements and architecture pattern information while clarifying the complexity of initial market opportunities.

Topics covered in this white paper include:

  • Introduction to network slicing concepts

  • Standards and Industry Forum Framework for Network Slicing

  • Network slicing use case and state of the ecosystem

  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in Network Slicing

  • Evolution of network slicing technology: development of standards, vertical slicing, horizontal slicing, shared and multi-tenant networks

The whitepaper also does more than just clarify engineering concepts and use cases. It examines in detail the core trade-offs of business and technology, as network slicing business products and services are considered in different varieties of slicing, including localized, regional, national, transient, and remote use cases. long-term or permanent. Additional opportunities for upselling or premium services are also discussed, including slicing scenarios based on subscriptions, policies, and apps.

Karri Kuoppamaki, Senior Vice President of Radio Networks Technology and Strategy, T-Mobile USA, said, “With Network Slicing and a 5G autonomous network, carriers can better design and build a network to meet emerging user needs and deliver new solutions to help consumers and businesses meet their connectivity needs. Identifying exciting new use cases with network slicing is key to justifying the required investment in network slicing solutions and architecture. Kudos to our Network Technology engineers, especially Adrian Singereanu, who led the development of this white paper alongside Suresh Thanneeru, and the rest of the team for constantly innovating and driving the industry forward.

Helen Zeng, Staff Consulting Solutions Architect, VMware and 5G Americas Task Force Leader, added, “3GPP introduced network slicing in version 15, and further developments and enhancements in version 17 provided enhanced functionality. Undoubtedly, the promise of network slicing is phenomenal, but it is still in its infancy. As 5G autonomous networks proliferate around the world, it is possible that slicing will become a fundamental part of the mobile communications ecosystem.

About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas

5G Americas is an industry trade organization comprised of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to facilitate and champion the advancement and transformation of LTE, 5G and beyond across the Americas. 5G Americas invests in building a connected wireless community while leading the development of 5G for all of the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available on the 5G Americas website and Twitter.

Members of the 5G Americas Board of Governors include Airspan Networks Inc., Antel, AT&T, Ciena, Cisco, Crown Castle, Ericsson, Intel, Liberty Latin America, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Shaw Communications Inc., T- Mobile US, Inc., Telefonica, VMware and WOM.

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