5G Edge Slicing
New enterprise services with virtualized 4G/5G network
5G and Edge computing are creating new significant enterprise business and revenue opportunities for the mobile industry.
Edge computing means that the computing and storage capacity for applications is located close to the users and devices. This enables new use cases for industrial environments such as factories and mines, transportation, and enterprise customers on the path to digitalizing their operations and processes.
By combining 5G Virtual Private Network with Edge Slicing and edge cloud applications, mobile operators can create major value for industries and enterprises.
Nokia’s 5G Edge Slicing solution helps operators offer flexible, secure and high performing Virtual Private Network services over commercial 4G and 5G networks.
What is 5G Edge Slicing?
5G Edge Slicing enables differentiated services with guaranteed quality of service to various customers across common network infrastructure.
With network slicing, mobile operators can create a virtualized 4G/5G enterprise network in a selected area leveraging their existing mobile network assets and spectrum. A slice can be flexibly deployed in just one base station, in a campus area, in a city or a wider area based on the enterprise customer needs.
5G slicing is an end-to-end solution that works across Radio Access Network (RAN), the transport layer, Core network, and the enterprise cloud with a distributed cloud core deployed at the enterprise premises or in close proximity at the operator’s 5G Edge.
What can CSPs do with 5G Edge Slicing?
With 5G Edge Slicing, mobile operators can slice their 4G/5G network into multiple Virtual Private Networks that are serving industrial and enterprise customers with different requirements.
5G Virtual Private Network brings enterprise cloud applications closer to end users and 4G/5G terminals. The Virtual Private Network has the same performance level and security advantages as dedicated enterprise on-premises private network, but it provides better service scalability, coverage flexibility and cost-efficiency.
The Virtual Private Network isolates Internet and critical enterprise traffic and keeps business data securely stored either at the on-premises cloud or in close proximity at the operator’s 5G Edge. This enhances end user experience for use cases that require low latency and high bandwidth for optimized device and application performance.
Benefits for CSPs and enterprises
5G Edge Slicing benefits for CSPs
For mobile operators, 5G Edge Slicing is a strategic asset that opens a new market opportunity with enterprise Virtual Private Networks while leveraging existing network assets. Common network architecture for 4G LTE, 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and 5G Standalone (SA) slicing gives access to a huge device ecosystem and large customer base.
CSPs can keep their costs at bay and increase operational efficiency with central slice management and control, with possibility to scale the solution to serve multiple customers.
Leveraging the edge deployments brings additional opportunities for partnering with local and global public cloud and infrastructure service providers.
5G Edge Slicing benefits for enterprises
5G Edge Slicing provides secure, reliable, and high-performing solutions optimized for enterprise use cases based on 3GPP and IETF standards. Adopting 5G Edge solutions for digitalization and industrial automation brings productivity gains to enterprises in a future-proof environment.
5G slicing gives enterprises the opportunity to leverage end-to-end managed 4G/5G connectivity services for their devices and applications running in Edge cloud. This enhances the end user experience for use cases that require low latency and high bandwidth.
Enterprise business data is securely stored, as Virtual Private Networks separate Internet traffic from critical enterprise traffic.
Start your 5G Edge Slicing business today
Nokia is the market-leading 4G/5G end-to-end slicing solution provider with an advanced product and services portfolio.
We are working with leading mobile operators and enterprises in live 5G Edge Slicing deployments. Together with these companies, we are testing different enterprise use cases and business applications including:
- Sliced factory applications with video analytics, remote-controlled robots, and telemetry
- Digital plant monitoring, control, and management
- Vehicle location tracking, sensing, visual data, and live streaming in mining campus areas.
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