IPTV: CARRIER-NATIVE VIDEO-ON-DEMAND
The key to IPTV, OTT, Public Safety, IoT and a world of other high-value use cases, Network Slicing is the answer, and that's why it's being deployed in today's 4G LTE networks. While each has it's own unique dynamics, value propositions each carrier may choose the right Network Slicing use cases to launch first. We invite you to explore these most promising examples of how to begin Network Slicing in your network today. Don't miss our most recent Webinar, Cracking the Code of the 5G Business Case. To view it simply click the link below.
Certainly Network Slicing is the answer to the evolved carrier business model. Now to the question. Where’s the business case? In this second in a series Cloudstreet Webinars we’ll look at the numbers, the user, business and financial benefits of this groundbreaking technology and some of the key use cases that will be essential to bringing it out of port.
Never has there been more pressure upon carriers to keep costs low, make an airtight business and show clear return on their infrastructure investments. And never before has there been such a push for MNOs to adopt key technologies like network slicing. No wonder the pace has been slow. Certainly it's up to the innovators selling the technology with the promise of new business models to clearly show the business benefits of these next generation capabilities. What new service categories will be born, how will they be efficient;y and cost effectively deployed and managed. And most importantly what and when is the expected returns on these investments in a reasonably conservative scenario?
IPTV: CARRIER-NATIVE VIDEO-ON-DEMAND
Subscribers are increasingly looking for high-quality IPTV or OTT video content experiences, wherever they are As the vast majority of mobile traffic is consumed by video and this trend is only increasing, carriers are looking for ways to monetize the trend Bandwidth-on-Demand fulfills both needs. While subscribers enjoy a guaranteed experience for the duration of live event (e.g. sporting match), carriers can monetize that user demand by charging premiums for the service
Delivering a fiber-over-the-air via a Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) experience has never been easier thanks to Network Slicing. Not only a major CAPEX cost reducer but delivering a much better, more flexible, more scalable Internet experience to customers and businesses across devices, the ability to deploy networked sliced basestations to new or unserved regions makes for an air-tight business case. What’s more, subscibers gan the flexibility to control their own slices in office or at home depending on their needs.
BROADCAST: LIVE VIDEO FEEDS
Broadcasters need to capture and deliver live video of news, sporting and cultural events up to 4K on an ad hoc, “occasional” basis (e.g. respond rapidly to newsworthy incident). Be it a traffic accident, football game or concert, where the actions is, is also where you will find congested LTE networks. Feeds must be 100% reliable and free of jitter as thousands of watchers will suffer a degraded experience if otherwise. Traditionally relying on expensive satellite uplinks where wireline internet isn’t available, as average 1 day rental for a satellite truck runs in the €1500-2000 range, guaranteed capacity over the LTE network has great appeal and carriers can charge a significant premium
PUBLIC SAFETY / CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Cloudstreet’s // Public safety personnel require guaranteed connectivity with high bandwidth when responding to an incident SLA-guaranteed secured bandwidth is purchased via the Bandwidth-on-Demand application as and when needed. On-demand functionality allows for much more widespread proliferation of option to request priority (e.g. security guards, hospital staff etcetera a potential beneficiary). Cloudstreet orchestration ensures public safety users do not congest the network themselves during major incidents.
Network Slicing promises to radically transform the mobile, digital landscape but while the technology discussion is in full swing, what about the users who will experience it? And how about bringing those experiences to market and across the bridge to 5G? Packed with insights from the field including Cloudstreet’s own in-market deployments of network slicing, this must-read industry insider whitepaper draws out a nuanced discussion of the model and how carriers can put it to use today to drive revenues and reduce service creation costs.
WCA 2016 Awards Gala
Helsinki, Finland, December 6th, 2016 – Cloudstreet, the Nokia spin-off specialized in delivering SLA-assured mobile Internet connectivity on-demand is pleased to announce that it has won Best Connectivity Solution at the World Communications Awards for 2016. In competition with telecom heavy weights Huawei and Spirent Communications, the company’s innovative network slicing platform the Dynamic Profile Controller™ has once again proved its leadership on the path to the 5th generation of telecom.
What is Network Slicing?
Network Slicing Categories
Vertical Network Slicing
Horizontal Network Slicing
Static Network Slicing
Dynamic Network Slicing
Network Slice Creation
Network Slice Inventory
Network Slice Management
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Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)