Enterprises are potentially looking to adopt 5G to support innovative real-time use cases. Those that require very low latency or use technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for training, sales, and simulation. They may also benefit from 5G's speed and capacity to support large IoT deployments.
Another potential opportunity is the use of 5G in private networks to support industrial automation, and oil and gas, mining, and port communications and control.
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Definition / Scope
Network slicing is a sort of virtual networking architecture that is closely related to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). The goal of these technologies is to drive current networks toward software-based automation. Network slicing is a concept that encompasses all existing network segments from beginning to end. Network slicing allows several logical, self-contained, and independent shared or partitioned networks to be deployed on a single infrastructure platform at the same time.
By abstracting, isolating, coordinating, and separating the logical network components from the underlying physical network resources, network slicing significantly changes the entire perspective of networking. As a result, the principles and capabilities of network architecture are improved. While the underlying physical components are minor in these virtualized network situations, logical, software-based partitions are critical, allowing for dynamic network capacity allocation based on demand. The assigned resources can change as the requirements change. Network slicing allows the construction of logical, self-contained, and partitioned network operations using shared resources such as storage and CPUs.
5G NETWORK SLICING
5G networks, in conjunction with network slicing, allow users to enjoy requirement-specific tailored connectivity and data processing that adheres to a Service Level Agreement (SLA) agreed upon by mobile operators. Data speed, quality, latency, reliability, security, and services are all customizable network capabilities.
According to Ericsson's report, some of the 5G network slicing use cases will include increased video bandwidth, faster speeds, and wide-scale availability; extensive machine-type communication monitoring of transportation and control; and critical machine-type communication with remote operations.
Some of the benefits of 5G network slicing are:
A single network can be used to provide a variety of services based on the user's needs and use cases.
Network operators can allocate the appropriate number of resources per network slice. As a result, it aids in the effective and efficient use of resources. For example, one network slice may be designed to provide low latency and low data rate, whereas another network slice may be configured to provide high throughput.
It assists network operators in lowering operating expenses (OPEX) and capital expenditures (CAPEX).
It vastly improves operational efficiency and time to market for 5G network service delivery.
It overcomes all of the shortcomings of the most popular QoS solution, "DiffServ."