Topics: Area 4: Next generation and future Internet architectures; Area 5: Network and traffic management; Demo short paper
Authors: Rastin Pries and Hans-Jochen Morper (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Nandor Galambosi (Nokia Bell Labs, Hungary); Michael Jarschel (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)
Rastin Pries is a senior research engineer at Nokia Bell Labs. He
received his diploma and doctoral degree in computer science from the
University of Wuerzburg, Germany in 2004 and 2010. His main research
interests are in the applicability of network slicing, SDN and NFV
concepts to 5G mobile networks.
Abstract: Network slicing allows to offer an individual programmable network
architecture, which suits the requirements of various use cases,
subscriber types and apps. Within a slice, the functional elements can
be instantiated according to the specific service offering, e.g.,
health, automotive, logistics, energy, and public safety. All these
services have different demands on the network such as ultra-low
latency, massive IoT, or dense broadband. A "one-size-fits-all" solution
as we have it today, covering all different use cases and services to
every device everywhere in the network, is obviously not an option. A
far more beneficial solution can be provided if different deployments
and architectural flavors can be setup for each use case or service
group, respectively and all these different network implementation can
be run in parallel.
Within this demo, we present 5G network slicing using the example of a
health insurance provider offering individual services for the customers
with the help of a network slice.