Network Slicing

What Does Network Slicing Mean?

Network slicing involves separating various parts of a virtual network setup according to the functions that they serve for applications and services. As a type of virtual network architecture, network slicing can help to customize a virtual networking that operates various segments or portions for interrelated goals and objectives.


Techopedia Explains Network Slicing

Like many other kinds of innovation based on software defined networking (SDN), network slicing seeks to separate the control plane from the user plane in order to provision parts of the network differently. Slices of the networks need clear delineation and separation in order to work on their various core goals. For example, in new 5G telecom networks, network slicing may enable network operators to focus different separate elements of the network on connection logistics, traffic capacity work, and spectrum efficiency analysis or implementation.


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