Vertical Network Slicing focuses on serving specific Industry verticals or markets en masse. The first and most obvious example of this came when MNOs allowed virtual operators to use and sell their capacity to different customers. In the evolved Network Slicing paradigm, vertical slices will be many and driven by industry specific demand and requirements. Vertical network slicing differs from horizontal in that it seeks to serve vertical (generally industry) segments, while horizontal or subslices serves individual users or machines. The first examples of network slicing were vertical, and designed to serve specific industries with a set of specific requirements from the network. We can imagine these, similarly to any collective of Network Slices, as multiple networks operating upon a single network but they aren’t necessarily logical or virtual. In this case we are distinguishing not just horizontal and vertical network slicing, but indeed physical and virtual. It is perhaps no surprise that this approach became the first example of the technology, and again no surprise, it happened on the wireline side of things. Today, this framework is already well in play and there are quite literally too many examples to name. When it comes to intelligently distributing - and indeed differentiating - bandwidth and processing power between distributed network clients and the cloud, these operative concepts are indeed well-established.
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.
The Application-Aware Network:
A new revenue model for delivering
bandwidth on-demand leveraging
Dynamic Network Slicing.