Nokia says the solution is aimed at providing sliced mobile broadband connectivity from device to radio, transport, core - “all the way to applications in private and public networks and the cloud”.
“The user and service-aware slicing functionality has been introduced to Nokia radio access products for the first time and is also supported in Nokia transport and core products with control, management and assurance systems. Solution supports all 4G and 5G devices and works in a multi-vendor environment,” says Nokia.
Nokia says its slicing solution is being developed in collaboration with leading operators A1 and Telia, and it delivers “new value and business opportunities for enterprises, as well as for the Internet of Things, Fixed Wireless Access, applications and content related services” - and enables "new mobile end-to-end services with logical connections, security, quality and traffic management with a seamless service continuity across 4G and 5G networks".
Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia, said: “Working closely with our customers to develop new technologies and business opportunities is hugely important to Nokia”.
“4G/5G slicing enables multiple new use cases which operators can start building now to create new revenue streams.”
“For our business customers, it will be a huge advantage to be able to benefit from dedicated mobile communication services, exclusive capacities, strong data security and transmission with high reliability and low latency by integrating A1’s highly reliable and excellent infrastructure and services offering into their internal processes,” said Alexander Kuchar, Director Technology & Future Services, A1 Telekom Austria Group.
“Network slicing in 4G and extended in 5G will play a key role in allowing A1 to develop new market segments and revenue streams.”
Jari Collin, Chief Technology Officer, Telia Finland, said: “It has been really exciting to be the first operator to conduct a live test of Nokia’s new network slicing feature. As a 5G frontrunner in business customer pilots and solutions, we know that this will be a key functionality that will deliver many of the promises our customers are waiting for”.
“With slicing, we can efficiently use our spectrum to deliver seamless and reliable connectivity and also strengthen our leading IoT position with nationwide deployment of new technologies like LTE-M and NB-IoT.”