Exploring the Building Blocks of Network Slicing

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By Miguel Castaneda | 1Q 2021 | IN-6082

 

Service Agility and Assurance of QoS

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It is not news to say that network slicing will be a key enabler for operators to extend their basic network connectivity to new revenue diversification models. Network slicing will allow operators to run multiple logical networks on a commonly shared infrastructure spanning multiple domains (radio, transport, core, and edge). This arrangement marks a departure from the unpredictable connectivity of legacy infrastructure by promoting flexibility and dedicated capabilities tuned to different enterprise use cases. Operators can cordon off a “slice” of the network by earmarking it according to specific criteria that would cater to service types across Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), and Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC).

Managing the influx of unique Quality of Service (QoS) offerings in the 5G era, however, requires an upgrade in a network’s wireline infrastructure...

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