Telefonica, Netsia demonstrate RAN slicing in Madrid

28 Nov 2017

Telefonica and US vendor Netsia have completed the successful integration of Netsia’s Virtual LTE RAN platform into the telco’s Global Network Labs facility in Madrid. The two companies have effectively reproduced a private LTE network which can be sub-divided into multiple slices which, at RAN level, can offer different performances, latencies, and radio resources to different sets of customers.

Juan Carlos Garcia, Telefonica’s global director of technology and architecture, commented: ‘The integration of Netsia’s Virtual LTE RAN platform into a commercial LTE core in our Labs is an important step forward to demonstrate that an end-to-end network slicing for 5G networks is possible, from the core to the RAN, and how it can be applied to specific service environments, like that of a virtual private LTE network.’