Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Huawei have announced the demonstration of 5G technology with the addition of end-to-end (E2E) autonomous network slicing, a foundational technology which is required to support diversified 5G services and is a key to the 5G network architecture evolution. The pair previously demonstrated what they called the world’s first E2E 5G system to validate network slicing technology for diverse 5G use case demands. Building on that software defined foundation, the autonomous E2E network slicing implementation adds dynamic and real-time slicing of the 5G Radio Access network (RAN) and data centre, as well the interconnecting transmission network. The demo was conducted in DT’s ‘5G:haus’ lab in Bonn, Germany to show how different network slices can be created automatically in an optimised way on a shared RAN, core and transport network.
‘Network slicing is envisaged for 5G to provide differentiated connectivity quickly and efficiently for the diverse future applications that our customers will demand. With automated network slicing, the development of highly flexible end-to-end network slicing becomes more complete,’ said Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chief Technology Officer at DT.