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5G Network Slicing (28th Feb)

5G Private Networks

Recorded: 28th February 2022

The 5G standards support many different use cases and deployment scenarios using a wide range of techniques and design principles. In turn, these support diverse network capabilities and performance centred on attributes such as data rates, capacity, latency, energy use, user density, reliability, and security.

In order to map these capabilities to the use cases in a way that maximises overall efficiency and cost effectiveness, the concept of the “Network Slice” has been introduced. It allows for a range of “capability sets” or “virtual networks” (supporting different use cases, deployment scenarios, or even different customers) to be configured on a common underlying infrastructure.

In particular, latency is dependant to at least some extent on the physical location of the application server, with some use cases requiring co-location at the base station, or within the Radio Access Network (RAN). In this talk we explore what Network Slicing is, how it is used, and how it is deployed in the 5G network, as well as (briefly) the role of MEC (Multi Access Edge Computing) in support of specific use cases and potential slice deployments.

Topics include:

  • Use Cases and Use Case Categories
  • Use Case Performance Requirements
  • Network Slicing Concepts
  • 5G Network Architecture – Supporting the Slice Concept
  • Network Slicing, Cloud, NFV and SDN
  • NSSAI (Network Slice Selection Assistance Information)
  • Standard and Example Network Slices
  • The Role of the Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)
  • Network Slicing Whilst Roaming
  • Specific Network Element Support for Slices
  • Role of MEC In Slicing
  • Examples and Case Studies
Tony Wakefield

Webinar Speaker: Tony Wakefield

Tony is an experienced technical trainer and competency development specialist having worked with a diverse and extensive base of companies. He has spoken at global conferences and has extensive experience in facilitating programmes, specialising in 5G and the wider aspects of telecoms and connected innovation.