DT and Ericsson Successfully Demonstrate 5G Network Slicing

DT and Ericsson Successfully Demonstrate 5G Network Slicing

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Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson have demonstrated a world-first implementation of 5G end-to-end enterprise network slicing combining network exposure capabilities for slice-specific service. 5G Network exposure facilitates secure third-party access to exposed capabilities in a 5G network. By integrating network exposure into a service API on the network and application side, the quality of service provided in a 5G network slice is dynamically adapted to the performance requirements of the application.

In the proof-of-concept on 5G Standalone end-to-end network slicing infrastructure in DT’s Bonn lab, the partners validated this capability in a video production use case allowing a video director to adapt their slice service on-demand according to the requirements of different video streams. Fully automated configuration, provisioning and end-to-end orchestration of the enterprise slicing service order was also realized in the proof of concept using a commercial grade 5G SA network provided by Ericsson.

“The groundbreaking integration of network exposure capability into 5G network slicing lays a technical foundation for 5G service innovation,” says Alex Choi, Senior Vice President for Technology Strategy & Innovation at Deutsche Telekom. “Working with partners like Ericsson, we will continue to explore 5G Standalone’s potential as we seek to build a flexible platform-based ecosystem with customer centric network-as-a-service models.”

“New digital services will become reality because 5G network slicing makes it possible to create fit-for-purpose software defined virtual networks with defined characteristics. Standardized network exposure APIs provide mechanisms which allow third-party authorized applications to monitor and adjust the behavior of such “slices” within the boundaries of their subscribed services. We are very proud to closely collaborate with DT as one of the globally leading operators, to bring the value of network slicing, exposure, and automation to the market,” added Erik Ekudden, Group CTO at Ericsson.

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