Fixed access network slicing
The potential of fixed access network slicing
As broadband operators start weighing up the potential of fixed access network slicing, new research from Benoît Felten, Chief Research Officer of Diffraction Analysis, sheds light on the risks and opportunities. Download The Potential of Fixed Network Slicing, based on interviews with 15 service providers around the world, and see what your peers are thinking about fixed access network slicing.
In a maturing and competitive market, diminishing returns on core activities of connectivity and digital services are forcing fixed network service providers to take a fresh look at their business practices and operating models.
Nokia Fixed Access Network Slicing is a powerful way of creating new revenue streams and opening up co-investment opportunities. Nokia uses virtualization to partition the access network into virtual network slices. This lets you run separate services or traffic types on different slices completely independently from one another.
Virtual slices of the fixed network infrastructure can be offered in a Network as a Service (NaaS) model to internal customers (e.g. the mobile organization within a converged operator) or third parties. This model unlocks new business opportunities for you to serve end-customers. Virtualization provides an open and programmable network infrastructure that allows you to connect more users, more segments and more entities that would otherwise use parallel networks. The resulting sliced infrastructure provides the control and flexibility necessary to run innovative broadband services that differentiate in customer experience and invites convergence in networks for faster time-to-market and improved capital efficiency.