Network slicing

Learn how network slicing can be a piece of cake

Network slicing is ready to impact

The successful service provider will be among those that can start leveraging the network slicing opportunity to expand their business today, with a preference to learn from the current in 4G. It’s time to put network slicing in action.

What is network slicing?

Network slicing is the operators’ best answer on how to build and manage a network, that meets and exceeds the emerging requirements from a wide range of enterprises. The way to achieve a sliced network is to transform it into a set of logical networks on top of a shared infrastructure. Each logical network is designed to serve a defined business purpose and comprises of all the required network resources, configured and connected end-to-end.

Why network slicing?

Network slicing enables the most economical model to provide service differentiation and meeting end user SLAs. The overall opportunity with network slicing is that it open up for new types of service offerings and support different enterprise business models, in a flexible way with a high service deployment velocity. It is an enabler to generate more revenues for the service provider, but at lower costs than with alternative solutions, and at maintained or improved network robustness.

Network slicing in action


DOCOMO demonstrates the benefits of network slicing by creating slices for AR and using dynamic orchestration to provide the right user experience.

A slice of 5G serving global customers

Ericsson and SK Telecom demonstrates 5G Federated Network Slicing, securing network performance across borders.

Study: Ericsson and BT on Network slicing

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Partnering to explore new use cases

Swisscom and Ericsson are closely collaborating on end-to-end network slicing for critical communications in a joint project to deploy and explore new use cases for 4G and 5G.

Network slicing is an end-to-end game

For communication service providers, who are set out to build tailored services for both public and industries needs, we offer end-to-end network slicing through Ericsson´s RAN capabilities, NFVI, dual-mode 5G Core and Dynamic Orchestration, which provide them with programmability and full automation.​

Unlike alternative solutions, we take a leading end-to-end approach originating from business needs and starting in 4G.


What does end-to-end network slicing require?

This webinar explores the most important capabilities to build today in preparation for network slicing in 5G.

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Is network slicing key for your IoT business?

Network slicing enables new revenue generation, lower impacted operating expenditure and greater capital expenditure efficiency when scaling your business for new IoT services. This short test indicates your level of maturity and you will get a summary of the right actions to take.

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