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Network Slicing the Key that Unlocks 5G Revenue Potential – Where 5G Meets SDN/NFV

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Report Summary:

Dynamic End-to-End 5G Network Slicing holds promise as the key to unlocking revenue growth in 5G networks.

In this report developed in collaboration with RCR Wireless, Strategy Analytics, along with thought leaders from sponsors Intel and InterDigital and learnings from BT, examine the 5G network slicing value proposition, real world progress to date and key challenges still needing to be addressed.

The industry is challenged with a “call to action” to focus on what operators and vendors should do in 2018 to prepare for network slicing as they move toward commercial 5G deployments.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 3
1. Business Issues: Is Slicing the Key to 5G Promise? 4
1.1 The Promise of Network Slicing to Drive New Revenue Streams Efficiently 4
1.1.1 Network slicing Is all about the services 4
1.1.2 How many slices will be needed in a typical network? 5
1.1.3 What is the value proposition for services of dynamic end-to-end network slicing in 5G? 6
1.1.4 Is network slicing really the key to new 5G revenue and justify network investments? 7
1.2 Business Benefits beyond Revenue Generation: Slicing Promises Much More 8
2. State of Pre-5G Network Slicing 9
2.1 Industry PoCs and Trials for Network Slicing 9
2.2 Service Provider Examples 10
3. Technical and Operational Challenges to Fulfil the Promise of Network Slicing 13
4. A Call to Action and Key Questions to Assess 15
4.1 A Call to Action 15
4.2 Key Questions 16
5. About the Sponsors 17
5.1 5G End-to-End: What Intel Brings to the Table for Dynamic Slicing 17
5.2 InterDigital: Developing Key Standards, Building Blocks for 5G Network Slicing 18
6. How Can We Help You? 19


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