What is Network Slicing?

The logical partition of a network utilizing virtual resources that enables a service provider to provision a “network” with specific attributes (such as ultra-low latency and/or ultra-high bandwidth, or high density of devices) that can better serve a specific application, customer, or class of IoT devices and services. The ability to see and monitor these virtual network slices to assure quality of service will be indispensable for network operations teams.

5G network slicing allows CSPs to provide portions of their networks for each specific customer requirement, optimizing resources and network topology to meet SLA-specific requirements, such as connectivity, speed, and capacity for each given application as needed.