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A Slice of the Action: 5G network slicing and the implications for your business

Seems like everyone is scrambling to prepare for the arrival of the first commercial 5G networks, supposedly sometime this year. Don’t panic if you're one of the many nodding your head during 5G slicing conversations, pretending you know all about it. We know, it’s a lot. We’re going to drill down and see why it’s the ‘it’ topic, and figure out the right moves to ensure that your virtualized infrastructure is sitting pretty.

So, what is 5G and why am I slicing it?
Simply put, 5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity. Faster speeds, more reliable connections, low latency, more bandwidth, and denser network coverage are just a few of the potent 5G features with obvious benefits for IoT applications. All good so far, but why slice it?

5G network slicing allows the multiplexing of virtualized and independent logical networks on the same physical network infrastructure. Each slice is an isolated, end-to-end network tailored to meet the diverse needs of partic…