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Mobile World Congress saw an interesting confluence of IoT and 'network slicing'

March 21, 2016  | Subscribers Only

Sam Lucero Sam Lucero Senior Principal Analyst, IoT

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Network slicing – as a utilization of NFV, SDN, and distributed data centers – enables a single physical network to be used for many different use cases and applications; it is, essentially, a technique to allocate separated logical “slices” for varied purposes. Each slice is a virtual network using a subset of resources of the physical network. These slices are deployable in automated and flexible ways via software. Using SDN and NFV technologies, a separate slice can be set up for each of a wide range of IoT applications. Importantly, network slicing gifts mobile operators with flexibility, speed, and fine-grained network optimization.

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