Vi successfully demonstrates Network Slicing over 5G Standalone mode,
along with Nokia, in Gandhinagar
Vi tested slicing capability using Nokia's secure 5G network slicing solution showcasing a virtual reality use case
Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) today announced that it used Nokia’s 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) and 5G core to successfully demonstrate secure network slicing. The trial was conducted in Gandhinagar in the state of Gujarat in western India where Vi is conducting 5G trials on Govt. allocated 5G spectrum.
of network slicing will enable Vi to quickly add new revenue streams
while delivering innovative 5G use cases to the users and to
network slices were created as part of the demonstration. While the
first slice was for general data traffic, a second slice was established
for highspeed and extremely
low latency. Without the second slice, virtual reality content achieved
a lower resolution delivering an average user experience. Using Nokia’s
solution, with security built in from the earliest product design
phase, Vi showcased that network slicing significantly
improved the user experience by allowing viewers to enjoy the
high-resolution VR content.
slicing allows service providers to create multiple virtual networks
over the same physical network. These virtual networks can be configured
based on different
parameters, including network performance, speed, bandwidth and latency
to offer differentiated services. This allows service providers to
cost-effectively address the requirements of diverse customers by
creating network slices in line with Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) within minutes.
Jagbir Singh, CTO at Vodafone Idea Limited, said: "Network
opens up new and exciting opportunities and will allow our enterprise
customers to gain new competencies and efficiencies from 5G-powered use
cases, like Virtual Reality, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things
(IoT), among others. As we prepare for 5G for
a better tomorrow for consumers and enteprises, we are happy to partner
with our longstanding partner, Nokia, to trial network slicing
capabilities and look forward to working with them on 5G deployment."