Fast technology September 27th news, Beijing time September 27th,Samsung Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese operator KDDI to form a 5G global network slicing alliance(5G Global Network Slicing Alliance). The two companies will launch a series of commercial 5G network slicing services through the alliance and actively develop corresponding new business models.
What exactly is network slicing?
In the 5G era, the pursuit of the Internet of everything, the terminal equipment accessing the 5G network is all kinds of, and the demand for the network is completely different, and the network slicing can solve this problem well. To put it simply,Network slicing is to cut out different functional networks under the existing network conditions and apply them to different scenarios。
The biggest advantage of network slicing is that it can select the characteristics of each slicing networkFor example, low latency, high throughput, connection density, spectral efficiency, traffic capacity, and network efficiency. In addition to that,You can also remove unwanted network functions, which greatly improves network efficiency。
And these cut out networks are independent of each other,The failure of one slice does not affect other slicesThis can also very well avoid the occurrence of some accidents.
In fact, before this, Samsung and KDDI have been promoting the development of network slicing technology, as early as 2020,The two companies demonstrated network slicing for RAN Intelligent controllers (RIC) for the first time in the industry. In January of this year,Service Level Agreement (SLA) guaranteed network slicing was successfully implemented on the 5G SA network in Tokyo, Japan。
Junehee Lee, executive vice president, Network Business, Samsung Electronics, said: "Through the strong combination of Samsung's strong technical expertise and KDDI's business acumen, this new alliance will help us foster innovation and work together to take 5G to the next level." We look forward to expanding our collaboration with KDDI to take full advantage of the many opportunities offered by 5G network slicing."