Slicing a 5G network into various partitions can allow the mobile network operators to meet the requirements of different services based on factors such as latency, bandwidth and reliability. For example, a smart city can isolate its traffic management system into a slice dedicated to traffic monitoring in real-time. Whereas, all the emergency services could be isolated into a high-priority slice.
In addition, the network slicing technology also allows cutting-edge computations as well, with slices supporting information streams and computations necessary for application services with greater and dynamic flexibility. The potential of smart cities is in the ultra-reliable low latency connectivity (URLLC). Network slicing empowers this potential with allocation of various slices for dedicated purposes.
Network slicing is the most important thing to consider since IoT will be a new line of business for enterprises. It could turn out to be a new revenue generating aspect at lower operating costs. The visualized roadmap of 5G comprises of new digital strategies, investments and solutions. It’s just a matter of time until we can leverage true potential of 5G into reality.