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Huawei and BT apply slicing to emergency networks

UK telco BT has been working closely with Huawei on various aspects of 5G, none more important that a project on slicing which they announced late last year. Now they have shared some early results of that cooperation, focusing on the use of slicing to make temporary and emergency connections in an almost instantaneous way. Slicing is one of the most commercially significant ways in which 5G will move on from 4G, and support new revenue models for MNOs and new entrants. It will allow a virtualized network to allocate a ‘slice’ of network capacity for an enterprise or service provider, on-demand and optimized for their particular requirements (such as high security or very low power, for instance). Or applications…

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