Telefonica, Ericsson Test E2E Automated Network Slicing in 5G SA

Telefónica and Ericsson have shown groundbreaking end-to-end, automatic network slicing in 5G Standalone, which include Dynamic Radio Useful resource Partitioning, acquiring, in a first period, comprehensive automatic conclude-to-conclude community slicing based mostly on 5G SA. 

The evidence-of-principle demonstrates stop-to-conclusion orchestration for full slicing lifetime cycle support and radio means partitioning, offering a crucial differential user working experience to prospects.

The lab exam was carried out at 5TONIC, a Madrid-dependent open investigate and innovation laboratory centered on 5G systems, founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks. The evidence-of-idea protected distinctive use conditions which include a 360-online video creation in motion in collaboration with technological innovation commence-up YBVR, distant management of an automatic guided vehicle (AGV), and gesture recognition in collaboration with Spanish SME Fivecomm.

The community slicing for enterprise demo was carried out on Android 12 and 13 Beta powered smartphone units. The demo proved that the onboarding of a network slice, from core to radio, may possibly be configured and deployed in significantly less than 35 minutes many thanks to the solution’s automation capabilities. All the use instances executed required a distinct and elaborate support configuration, therefore entire automation is a crucial achievements factor to change community slicing idea into a truth and speed up time to marketplace.

Person practical experience and end-to-conclude capabilities have been validated thanks to the participation and collaboration of Google, smartphone brands (Google Pixel, Samsung, TCL, and Xiaomi) and chipset sellers (MediaTek, Qualcomm Systems Inc. and Samsung LSI). Tests on present-day industrial merchandise has not only enabled finish-to-conclusion slicing within just the smartphone ecosystem but has also produced useful success and insights that will enable the distinct events to land solution definitions expected for making certain a effective commercial service.

The most related capabilities of community slicing know-how that have been validated are:

 – Automation in the provision and lifestyle cycle management of close-to-conclusion community slices. 

 – Network Slicing support assurance. 

 – Definition of distinct situations for the website traffic prioritization in a network slice, such as Radio Resource Partitioning (RRP) that enables the sharing of radio means amongst use conditions with distinct support requirements. 

Simultaneous access of a handset to distinct community slices, obtaining the probability to decide on the targeted traffic sent to the distinctive community slices.

Telefonica aims to accelerate the network slicing abilities throughout its networks as properly as in the marketplace. By way of its software termed LIME, Telefonica is collaborating with Ericsson as a important associate to more produce network slicing as a engineering that will deliver to daily life a range of new 5G programs and companies

There is now a roadmap for more collaboration concerning the distinctive get-togethers that request to greatly enhance the slicing roadmap. Telefonica, Ericsson and Google have also agreed to share their results with the GSMA and the industry to speed up the standardization of network slicing and its mass adoption.

Jorge Navais, Global Account Supervisor of Telefónica
Ericsson has attained a important milestone by demonstrating entirely-automated deployment of conclusion-to-conclusion network slices (from RAN to Core) in cooperation with Telefónica, at 5TONIC lab. The deployed network slices will safe committed sources in the radio access network as nicely as in the Core for fulfilling distinct wants of picked use scenarios, enabling that Telefónica satisfies new buyer demands on a zero-contact operation. Network Slicing is important to accommodating new use conditions leveraging 5G, with the guarantee to supply new capabilities to a variety of customers and enterprises with negligible or no guide intervention.

Cayetano Carbajo, Director of Main & Transportation in Telefonica CTIO
Bringing with each other the close-to-stop ecosystem needed for network slicing to thrive as a products is critical for Telefonica and the rest of the telco industry. We are proud of getting just one of the initially operators to demonstrate the benefits and differentiators of network slicing to our consumers many thanks to Radio Resource Partitioning and automation for full stop-to-conclusion slicing lifetime cycle administration. We glance forward to continued collaboration with our partners and the rest of the field to make slicing a industrial achievements for all.