Leading Australia-based telecoms provider Telstra has announced fully automated 5G network slicing for a commercial network in what it calls a world first.
In partnership, Telstra and Ericsson will move out of the lab and into the real world of business to deploy an automated standards-based network slicing service orchestration capability on commercial networks using Ericsson Orchestration and Ericsson Inventory.
The new capabilities, described by partners as industry-leading, include fully automated interworking 5G network slicing, providing customers with network-defined differentiated services; Local Packet Gateway, providing enterprise customers with on-site local data breakout; and 5G enterprise routers with network slicing capabilities, distributed by the Ericsson business Cradlepoint.
together 5G RAN and dual-mode 5G core, these capabilities are designed to enable Telstra to deliver new differentiated services to enterprise customers that the two companies believe have the potential to deliver guaranteed network characteristics such as the throughput, latency, and resiliency needed to support digitized operations. process
In what is claimed to be a first for its home territory, Telstra has successfully deployed Ericsson Local Packet Gateway On Telstra’s commercial 5G network.
The deployment is being demonstrated via a 5G remote-controlled vehicle designed to show how Telstra’s enterprise customers can benefit from 5G bandwidth, low latency and data localization. The local packet gateway keeps the remote driving demo video feed on-site, avoiding looping the video through the mobile network.
The service is designed to allow customers to take advantage of data localization Edge computing In virtual and hybrid 5G private network environments. It provides efficient use of bandwidth, data security, low latency and creates a more efficient network overall.
Local packet gateways provide a small-footprint, easy-to-deploy edge user plane that brings network user traffic management closer to its source. So that Telstra’s enterprise customers Able to keep traffic on, or close to their premises.
To integrate 5G network capabilities and make them available to enterprises, Cradlepoint has delivered its 5G-enabled routers and adapters – including the E3000 branch router, R1900 car router, W2005 outdoor adapter and W1850 indoor adapter – powered by Cradlepoint Netcloud.
“In the past, it took a long time to deploy and scale new service builds on our network,” said Shaileen Sehgal, Telstra’s product enablement technology executive.
“Now, with 5G’s service-oriented architecture combined with automation through network orchestration, we are able to work with our customers to quickly envision and deploy new differentiated services and scale them economically. We’ve been working with Ericsson to bring these new innovations to our enterprise customers for several years, and these latest world- and Australian-first capabilities are another example of this collaboration.”