Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Samsung deploy Network Slicing

Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Samsung Electronics announced the implementation of multi-vendor 5G end-to-end (E2E) Network Slicing with a commercial 5G device.
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The trial implementation, conducted on Ericsson 5G Standalone (SA) infrastructure and Samsung Galaxy S21 5G devices, paves the way for slice access on 5G devices in order to ensure the delivery of different 5G experience.

Network Slicing is a key architectural feature in 5G that enables multiple virtual networks to be created on a single physical network infrastructure. Different service characteristics and quality parameters can then be provided to each ‘slice’ adapted to customer needs with full isolation between slices, enabling operators to develop new differentiated services and business models.

For example, a latency-optimized slice can be provided to a cloud VR streaming gamer for the best gaming experience, while a security critical slice can be simultaneously offered to an enterprise customer while guaranteeing the quality of service to both users.

This demonstration was implemented in an E2E Network Slicing testbed at Deutsche Telekom’s Bonn lab based on commercial grade 5G Standalone (SA) infrastructure from Ericsson.

Claudia Nemat, Board Member, Technology & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom, says: “5G SA Network Slicing sets a foundation for the creation of new service offerings to consumer and enterprise customers.”

Erik Ekudden, Group CTO at Ericsson says: “Network slicing is an enabler for monetization of 5G. New digital services to consumers and enterprises become reality because the technology makes it possible to create fit-for-purpose software defined virtual networks with defined characteristics.”

Won-Joon Choi, EVP & Head of Technology Strategy Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said: “5G E2E Network Slicing will allow Samsung Galaxy users to experience gaming like never before.”