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Fundamentals of 5G Network Slicing

5G network slicing is a type of virtual networking architecture in the same family as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

One of the most innovative aspects of the 5G architecture is its reliance on 5G network slicing, which will let operators provide portions of their networks for specific customer uses cases — whether that use case is the smart home, the Internet of Things (IoT) factory, the connected car or the smart energy grid.

In network slicing, each use case receives a unique set of optimized resources and network topology — covering certain SLA-specified factors such as connectivity, speed and capacity — that suit the needs of that application.

One major benefit of 5G network slicing for network operators is the ability to deploy only the functions necessary to support particular customers and particular market segments.

It’s generally believed that this technique results directly in savings compared to being required to deploy full functionality to support devices that will use only a part of that functionality.

A secondary benefit is the ability to deploy 5G systems more quickly because fewer functions need to be deployed, enabling faster time-to-market.

Another way of looking at it, network slicing overlays multiple virtual networks on top of a shared network. Each slice of the network can have its own logical topology, security rules and performance characteristics — within the limits imposed by the underlying physical networks.

Different slices can be dedicated to different purposes, such as ensuring a specific application or service gets priority access to capacity and delivery or isolating traffic for specific users or device classes. Slicing networks enables the network operator to maximize the use of network resources and service flexibility.

Historically, dedicated networks have been deployed to cater for specific use cases. This is costly and often leaves little flexibility to adapt to new services and use cases.

All this is changing with 5G because 5G is designed to support billions of connected devices, numerous and diverse use cases, new levels of performance, multiple new vertical industries – through one common network.

Using the same physical network for multiple purposes leads to higher resource utilization, economies of scale and scope, shorter time to market and gives clear synergies and increased value and benefit to society.

Further, as the available base of users, devices and applications is larger and uses the same physical network, the threshold for innovation is lowered and will allow targeting of specific needs or demands.

Fundamentals of 5G Network Slicing Course by Tonex

Fundamentals of 5G Network Slicing is a 2-day training course focuses on key principles, architecture and implementation of 5G network slicing.

Gain a working knowledge of network slicing applied to 5G, logical virtual network slices to support diversified services like mobile broadband, massive IoT, and ultra-reliable low latency services by leveraging the technology of 5G, SDN and NFV.

In this course, discover all you need to know to effectively use network slicing across 5G core, RAN and transport networks. Learn how network slicing is one of key components that provide 5G operation.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for software engineers, network design engineers, managers,  product management, marketing, planning, operations and employees with little or no 5G or network slicing  experience. The course is also useful for those who have experience with5G networks but have never had any formal training on the network slicing.

What You Will Learn

  • A summary of  5G use cases and applications
  • An overview of the 5G network
  • How to implement network slicing in 5G networks
  • How to lay the foundations for 5G network slicing monetization
  • How to plan and design life-cycle management of network slice
  • How to implement network slicing, with its ability to support diverse services with specific performance or control requirements on a common network platform
  • How to implement operational KPIs on slice/service instantiation, termination, activation, de-activation, usage events, dynamic resource consumption by slice/service/network function, and performance and analytics events based on collection of network slice performance metrics

Course Content

Overview of 5G Networks

  • 5G operational use cases
  • NSA and SA architecture
  • Overview of 5G network transformation
  • Software defined infrastructure (SDI)
  • Network functions virtualization (NFV)
  • Software-defined networking (SDN)
  • Network slicing and 3GPP Activities
  • Services related to slicing
  • Overview of a network slice
  • Network slicing in 5G networks
  • The 5G network slicing opportunity
  • The use cases identified for 5G and network slicing
  • Network slicing use cases requirements
  • Extreme (or enhanced) Mobile Broadband (eMBB)
  • Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC)
  • Ultra-reliable Low-Latency Communications (urLLC)

Digital Transformation and Network Slicing

  • Technical deep dive on slicing
  • Network slicing architecture
  • Network slicing challenges
  • IoT impact
  • Network slicing in 5G networks
  • RAN, core, and transport network
  • Network slicing operational scenarios

Network Slicing Deployment

  • Managing public 5G network slices
  • Network slice management
  • Network slice life cycle management
  • Configuration management
  • Performance management
  • Security management

Fundamentals of 5G Network Slicing

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