New Report Details Network Slicing for IoT Applications
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | Comments

A new ATIS report by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) examines the topic of network slicing, which is one way to help network operators enable the services of a diverse range of vertical applications in a guaranteed way on the same network, in a new report. The burgeoning growth in the internet of things (IoT) is driving a wide range of new uses, as well as requirements on network infrastructure.

“IoT Categorization: Exploring the Need for Standardizing Additional Network Slices” said IoT applications will require the underlying network infrastructure to meet a variety of different functionality and performance requirements. With network slicing, network functions and resources that are specifically tailored to a vertical market's requirements are logically isolated, creating multiple virtual networks on top of a common shared physical infrastructure.

"ATIS' latest report is timely," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. "With an upsurge in IoT-connected devices, networks will need to handle a diverse set of use cases across different industry verticals — from smart cities to automotive to healthcare to transportation to industrial automation."

Some applications, for example, such as ultra-high definition video and augmented reality require high-speed, high-capacity communications yet are generally capable of handling medium to high latencies. Others, such as autonomous vehicles, absolutely require ultralow latency, ultrareliable services to guarantee road safety. Through network slicing, operators can allocate their network resources based on a precise set of performance requirements.

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