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5G Network Slicing

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Actionable Benefits

  • Provide an overview of 5G Network Slicing from a technical, standardization and commercial perspective.
  • Educate strategy teams and product engineers on key technical requirements as 5G slicing evolves to advanced commercial models.
  • Determine key industry drivers for 5G slices and identify deployment challenges that require further maturity.

Critical Questions Answered

  • What are the key challenges for widespread 5G slicing deployment?
  • What are some of the existing ‘basic’ use cases that can be addressed with 5G slicing?
  • What is the commercial maturity status of 5G slicing?
  • How will the industry implement a full end to end 5G slicing mechanism?
  • What are key technology pillars for 5G slice management and E2E network slicing architecture?

Research Highlights

  • Insights on key elements that both vendors and CSPs must consider as they bring 5G slicing capabilities to the market.
  • Analysis of technology, business and ecosystem challenges and associated solutions.
  • Recommendations for the industry and a potential timeline for 5G network slicing commercial deployment. 

Who Should Read This?

  • Decision makers for network and IT infrastructure who need to understand key 5G slicing considerations.
  • Solution architects within CSPs, vendors, and enterprise verticals who are responsible to design and build private networks.
  • Infrastructure vendors, system integrators and CSPs.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Key Takeaways

5G Slice Management

5G E2E Network Slicing Architecture

5G Slice Standardisation

Timeline for 5G Network Slicing

A Full Slicing Mechanism

5G Slices versus Private Networks

Recommendations

Network Slicing Commercial Activity

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