Network slicing: Wireless virtualization to build 5G services and conserve spectrum

Network slicing technology has large parts of the wireless networking community excited, and it’s easy to understand why: It can deliver multiple logical networks over a single physical infrastructure and give each network the unique set of characteristics required to meet specific user needs.

The idea of re-using scarce radio-frequency spectrum to create more value for providers that own the infrastructure, in addition to the ability to offer over-the-top services beyond mere connectivity, has the telecom giants interested, particularly those deploying 5G cellular services.

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Source:: Network World – IoT