- Nokia said that this solution will enable operators to start building their network slicing business with LTE and 5G NR
- Nokia’s slicing solution is being developed in collaboration with operators A1 and Telia
Nokia has announced the launch of new end-to-end slicing network functionality for 4G and 5G New Radio (NR). The solution will support connectivity from 4G and 5G devices over the sliced network to applications running in private and public clouds.
Nokia said that this solution will enable operators to start building their network slicing business with LTE and 5G NR. This slicing capability can be deployed via a software upgrade into existing LTE and 5G non-standalone (NSA) networks and subsequently 5G standalone (SA) networks. The slicing continuity between LTE and 5G NR will allow operators to maximise their network coverage for new mobile connectivity services.
New revenue streams
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.”
Nokia’s slicing solution is being developed in collaboration with operators A1 and Telia. The company said that it will deliver new value and business opportunities for enterprises and for the Internet of Things, Fixed Wireless Access, applications, and content related services. Nokia also said that it will enable new mobile end-to-end services with logical connections, security, quality, and traffic management with a service continuity across 4G and 5G networks.
Alexander Kuchar, director technology and future services, A1 Telekom Austria Group, said, “We are proud to be among the first operators worldwide who successfully demonstrated end-to-end network slicing, spanning the core, transport, and radio over our 4G as well as 5G networks. 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. Network slicing in 4G and extended in 5G will play a key role in allowing A1 to develop new market segments and revenue streams.”