What is it and how does Network Slicing work?

JSC Ingenium - Glossary: hat is it and how does Network Slicing work?

5G technology brings multiple benefits and advantages, with speeds exceeding 10 Gbps, but… Is the same speed required, for example, for the connectivity of a vehicle’s camera, as it is for a multiplayer video streaming? Surely not, and this is where the use of Network Slicing becomes important.

Network Slicing is a powerful technological tool for network segmentation, capable of changing the field of telecommunications, focused on meeting the specific needs of applications, services, devices and virtual operators, among others.

We invite you to discover what Network Slicing is, and how it works.

What is Network Slicing?

Network Slicing is a technology that allows managing several logical networks independently and customizably, in the same physical infrastructure, in an efficient and economical way.

With Network Slicing, a single physical network can be divided into several virtual networks, ensuring greater optimization and use of it, while reducing costs and driving economic benefits.

On the other hand, thanks to 5G technologies, new platforms are created for the operation of Network Slicing, under the premise that the needs of each device or object will be very different, allowing 5G technologies to be adapted to the environment where it operates.

This technology is already having a powerful impact on communications, the industrial sector, the Internet of Things (IoT), among others, since it allows managing a wide variety of resources based on the different needs of each system.

How does Network Slicing work?

To understand the operation of Network Slicing technology, we must consider how we split slices using network virtualization.

To do this, it is necessary to conceive that each virtual network or portion of the network will have different parameters in terms of speed, capacity, latency, security, coverage, among others, determined by the connectivity needs. In this way, the division of the network will make it possible to assign different resources to users so that they are managed independently and simultaneously, where each of the resources will be managed with its own network architecture from the same infrastructure.

Network Slicing technology provides a variety of applications that cover various sectors, for example, mobile operators will be able to offer different packages, some for the use of a virtual reality and others for the downloads of a high volume of data. It will also have a beneficial impact on security, since if there is a cyber attack, it will not be able to extend beyond a portion of the network.

In summary, Network Slicing is a tool that will allow creating flexible environments for the efficient and independent management of communications, with an optimal approach to the IoT.

At JSC Ingenium, provider of turnkey Network Infrastructure solutions for MNOs and MVNOS, we are aware of the importance of 5G technology for which we bet through a strong investment in R&D. And it is through Network Slicing technology that we can create new independent and isolated network segments, on demand, providing tailor-made services according to the needs of our customers.