Vi, in collaboration with Nokia, successfully tested Network Slicing in 5G Standalone mode

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In Gandhinagar, Vi and Nokia successfully tested Network Slicing over 5G Standalone mode. Vi used Nokia’s secure 5G network slicing technology to demonstrate slicing capability in a virtual reality use case.

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) announced on Tuesday that it had successfully demonstrated safe network slicing utilizing Nokia’s 5G RAN and 5G core. Vi is conducting 5G experiments in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in western India, utilizing government-allocated spectrum.

Vi will be able to more efficiently develop new revenue streams by implementing network slicing while delivering new 5G use cases to users and businesses.

As part of the demonstration, two network slices were constructed. A second slice was created for high speed and extremely low latency, while the first was for normal data traffic. Virtual reality content had a decreased resolution without the second slice, resulting in an average user experience.

Vi demonstrated that network slicing dramatically improved the user experience by allowing users to watch the high definition VR material using Nokia’s technology, which had security built in from the beginning of the product design phase.

“Network slicing 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 enterprises, 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.”

Jagbir Singh, CTO at Vodafone Idea Limited, said.

At India Mobile Congress 2021, Vi will demonstrate Network Slicing application cases on 5G. For additional information, stop by the Vi exhibit at IMC. Service providers can use network slicing to build many virtual networks on the same physical network. To provide differentiated services, these virtual networks can be adjusted based on several criteria such as network performance, speed, capacity, and latency. This allows network providers to promptly and cost-effectively answer the needs of a wide range of consumers by slicing networks in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

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