Samsung and KDDI Demonstrate 5G End-to-End Network Slicing in Tokyo

Samsung, KDDI 5G End-to-End Network Slicing

Samsung and KDDI have announced the successful completion a 5G end-to-end (E2E) network slicing demonstration with a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) in Tokyo, Japan. 

Samsung and KDDI explored the capabilities of 5G E2E network slicing, including verification of the following: low latency, guaranteed throughputs, and the creation of multiple slices. Furthermore, a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) that manages radio resources to guarantee required service levels, was demonstrated. Samsung and KDDI aim to standardize E2E network slicing in an international standard organization.

5G E2E network slicing will enable mobile carriers to save on deployment costs with its ability to create distinctive, virtual slices in the same network. Without network slicing, carriers must deploy additional RAN and core to implement new business models, such as smart city applications. Additionally, it will allow quick ramping of new business services by maintaining existing service levels, reducing time-to-market and improving operational efficiency.

Samsung has been supporting 5G commercial services in leading markets, including Korea, the U.S., and most recently Japan, where the majority of worldwide 5G subscribers are currently located. In addition, Samsung is rapidly expanding its global footprint to new markets from Europe to Canada and New Zealand.

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