ADVA Optical Networking will host a joint demo with BT at Mobile World Congress that showcases end-to-end, multi-layer transport network slicing and assurance. We’re particularly delighted to see this illustration of how edge computing and network slicing techniques can enable emerging 5G applications as it is in part made possible by our technology. With the growing anticipation of 5G connectivity, there is a critical need to develop a new transport networking technology that can meet the cost, efficiency and flexibility requirements. This demo marks just the first step in a long-term research collaboration between ourselves, ADVA, BT and other partners in this emerging space.
If you’re attending Mobile World Congress and would like to see a network architecture optimized for a new generation of applications that will enable enhanced mobile broadband, self-driving cars and massive IoT, stop by Hall 7 Stand 7H31 or Stand 7020MR.
“5G is set to enable use cases that go way beyond mobile broadband. By showcasing transport network slicing within an SDN-controlled infrastructure, we’re paving the way for 5G to support different use cases on a common infrastructure that could enable anything from self-driving cars to the massive machine-type communication (mMTC) needed for billions of IoT devices.
“Our demo shows that true end-to-end network slicing is ready for deployment. That means multiple network allocations using the same physical infrastructure can be delivered in parallel, not only in the radio access network (RAN) and mobile core network but also across transport and infrastructure resources. This technology will be vital for generating the flexibility and agility needed to bring incredible 5G applications to life,” said Anthony Magee, director, business development, ADVA.
Maria Cuevas, head, mobile core network research, BT, said, “By showcasing an architecture for wholesale services that can be efficiently reconfigured across all network layers through SDN control, we’re taking a big step forward. But this demonstration is really just the start of an intense period of research into network slicing. Our close collaboration with ADVA and other partners in this space will help us optimize our network for 5G and harness the technology’s potential to shape the future.”