Joe Barrett

President GSA

The technology path from LTE to 5G

Network Slicing is possibly one of the most important attributes of the future 5G networks due to its implications and  impact on operators’ business models. In this first presentation of the Network Slicing Summit 2017, good persuasive essay topics for high school Joe Barrett, President of GSA, introduces the state of LTE deployments worldwide as a prelude to 5G.

GSA has been monitoring the mobile telecommunications sector for the last 20 years and its reports help the industry keep abreast of technological progress. Join this initial session of the Network Slicing Summit 2017 to understand where we are today and where we are heading.

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Volker Held

Head of 5G Market Development, Nokia

Network Slicing: what’s in it

5G will mean a revolution, a transformation process that will allow operators to perform “magic” with their networks and services. The reason why operators want to “slice” their networks is based on their capacity to develop new business. These slices of network will allow operators to meet the specific needs of each vertical and within each vertical of each company. Based on their business model, operators will have more or less “slices” active and created to meet the demands of their customers.

Without Network Slicing the 5G would not be able to offer its true potential as it is a fundamental element that will help all industries develop their own digital revolution (Industry 4.0). Join this webinar to understand the business implications of Network Slicing and the benefits it will bring to operators and to all industries.

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Daisy Zhu

5G CMO , Huawei

5G: the road to a better connected world with Network Slicing

5G is presented with an important series of attributes such as higher transmission speeds, lower latency, greater reliability and the possibility of connecting many more devices simultaneously to the network. In addition, it will provide operators with the option of launching new services beyond voice and broadband access, although the latter service will initially remain as operators’ main business.

Network Slicing emerges in Release 16 and it will be available in 2019, allowing operators to create a cloud native network. Its flexibility will allow to offer specialized service, especially to verticals. However, it is important to mention that operators must create the demand and show the importance of 5G and Network Slicing for all sectors of industries.

This session will offer a review of what Network Slicing is, Huawei’s definition of this new architecture, use cases and the initiatives put in place to inform other industries about the importance of 5G.


David Aders

General Manager, Development and Innovation, Wireless Network Engineering GSA, Telstra

Telstra: Network Slicing to tailor the network architecture per user segment

Telstra has been testing pre-5G technologies for some time now, including the evaluation of Network Slicing which allows the development of a tailored network architecture per user segment. Network Slicing is for the operator a key component of 5G and therefore its development is important as 5G will continue to be a way to improve the mobile broadband experience. In addition to the development of IoT, 5G and Network Slicing is a tool to unlock new businesses based on reliable communications and very low latency.

Do not miss this presentation from Telstra, one of the most advanced operators in the development of pre-5G technologies and learn how Network Slicing can change the business model of mobile operators in the future, after a good understanding of its benefits and challenges.


Michele Zarri

Technical Director GSMA

GSMA: Network Slicing general vision from technology to regulation

Network Slicing is a new concept that is still being defined by the different telecommunications bodies with the objetive to have it ready for the arrival of 5G and for those operators with mature SDN and NFV implementations. GSMA launched a Task Force dedicated to all aspects of this new architecture, its technological components and impact on regulations and on operator’s business models.

Join this presentation for  an overview of Network Slicing and the work carried out within the GSMA to define a common framework, standards and terminology supporting an efficient and scalable implementation.


Tetsuya Nakamura

Vice President, ETSI ISG NFV

Network Slicing: contextual, service-dependent and end-to-end

ETSI’s Industry Specification Group (ISG) NFV develops specifications that meet the needs of the industry.  One of its components relates to Network Slicing, one of the most interesting capabilities that 5G can offer. ETSI defines Network Slicing, identifies use cases and how they fit with the work carried out with respect to NFV, adapting NFV to support this new network capacity.

This presentation will show the progress made in ETSI both with NFV and Network Slicing.
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Wilson Cardoso

Head of Techonology, Latin America, Nokia

Full potential of Network Slicing, not 5G only

For IEEE the potential of Network Slicing is not only obtained with 5G as it can also be integrated in 4G networks.  Network Slicing is based on the  introduction of SDN and NFV in operators’ mobile telecommunications networks. IEEE is looking at a possible usageof Network Slicing in 4G networks through the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) to offer several services to different industries.

This presentation will show the vision of IEEE on Network Slicing,  a tool for operators to offer new services through 4G and 5G also. Offering will depend on the maturity of the NFV and SDN deployments in the operators’ networks.


Adrian Neal

Project Lead E2E Architecture, NGMN and Team Leader at Vodafone

Network Slicing: 5G E2E network architecture

Many organizations are collaborating in the development of 5G and its different components, one of them being Network Slicing. While we have seen that Network Slicing would be possible in 4G networks depending on SDN and NFV maturity, Network Slicing must reach its full potential in 5G.

For this reason, NGMN is developing several initiatives around Network Slicing as a subcomponent of the end to end 5G architecture. These are serving as a basis for the future standardization of groups such as 3GPP. Do not miss this presentation to know NGMN vision on Network Slicing within 5G.

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Peter Jarich

Chief Analyst, Consumer and Infrastructure, Global Data

Network Slicing: technology or business innovation?

Network Slicing is directly associated with the success of the future 5G technology. The concept is clear: Network Slicing will allow operators to create multiple logical networks either in the form of reusable templates or specifically tailored for each client or service. Either way, the new architecture will support new business opportunities.

This presentation reviews the Network Slicing i need a paper written concept and unites technology with a business model, as both go hand in hand. Network Slicing will only be useful if it opens new businesses opportunities.


Thomas Tovinger

Chair of 3GPP SA5

3GPP progress on Network Slicing

Network Slicing is a key feature for the next generations of mobile and fixed networks and it is considered a key element of the future 5G toolset of technologies. As defined by 3GPP, Network Slicing is about transforming the network from a static “one size fits all” paradigm, to a new paradigm where logical networks/partitions are created, with appropriate isolation, resources and optimized topology to serve a particular purpose or service category (e.g. use case/traffic category, or for internal reasons) or even individual customers (logical system created “on demand”). A single UE can simultaneously be served by one or more Network Slice instances.

This webinar provides the recent work done by 3GPP on Network Slicing.

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