5G boils down to three primary use cases: enhanced mobile broadband, massive support for the internet of things and mission critical communications that require ultra-low-latency and multi-gigabit-per-second throughput. But, beneath those three broad use cases, there are many different applications that run the gamut from smart metering to enterprise communications and autonomous vehicles and remote control of industrial equipment. In this context, operators have identified network slicing as a way to provide requirement-specific data pipes, created on demand, that span the radio access network, the core network and the end user of a particular application. By creating bespoke slices, operators can allocate an optimal amount of spectral and network resources thereby maximizing network efficiency and reducing costs.
Mavenir takes on network slicing for 4G and 5G
28 November 2017