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Nokia to lead EU-backed 5G slicing project, MoNArch

The second phase of the European Union’s 5G PPP initiative has begun, and a string of projects are being announced, with a firmer focus on real world use cases than Phase One. Nokia is to lead the 5G MoNArch (Mobile Network Architecture) program, along with Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia Mobile and 11 others from six countries. The partners aim to apply network slicing, one of the great promises of 5G, to practical vertical industry requirements. They will define an architecture, building on the work of a Phase One project, 5G NORMA, which was also led by Nokia. Once defined, the 5G-MoNArch architecture will be deployed in two testbeds based on scenarios with demanding network requirements. The first will be at…

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