Motivations for 5G Slicing
With 3G and 4G, connectivity has been a uniform offering independently of the device or target customer. 5G slicing, by contrast, holds the potential to offer varied levels of connectivity characteristics (e.g., Service Level Agreements (SLAs), bandwidth, latency) for different devices, use cases, and applications. The expectation is that enterprises will pay a premium for 5G slices that guarantee SLAs for diverse services as opposed to uniform offerings. Furthermore, enterprises have differentiated requirements for isolation and security. This is especially important given that for connected ‘things’ (e.g., dumb IoT terminals) cost and time to market are typically prioritized over security. 5G end-to-end (E2E) slicing enables the creation of logical networks and, by extension, adds an extra layer of improved security. The Internet of Things (IoT) relies on 5G infrastructure. That, from a 5G security perspective, stands to create a market valued at US$12 billion by 2026, as indicated by ABI Research’s report 5G Network Security Market Data.
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