Vodafone and Ericsson create first-ever UK 5G network slice

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Vodafone and Ericsson have completed the first trial of an on-demand 5G network slice in the UK, paving the way for automated virtual networks that can be created within 30 seconds.

Network slicing is seen as one of the main use cases for standalone 5G (SA 5G) networks and will effectively allow operators to section off certain parts of the network for certain applications.

Slices can be customised to guarantee a certain speed or latency, and to cover a particular location, enabling industrial, broadcast, healthcare, and public service use cases. For example, one network slice could …

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