5G fits into both my own TelcoFuturism analyst/advisory work on the intersections of multiple technologies in telecoms, and also my secondary role working with STL Partners as Associate Director and lead analyst of its Future of the Network research programme.
First of all a Next-Generation Mobile Core (NGMC) should not be designed to support only the 5G Radio Access Network (5G RAN). Korea Telecom’s 5G strategy is for example clearly indicating that KT’s Trusted Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) should be interconnected to the same convergent core network.
Huawei’s “Application Dependent Networking” (ADN) is a severely flawed and totally unjustified idea in which a core network slice is spawned per application, whereas it is in the SGi LAN that per-application Service Chaining would be required.
With 5G being actively discussed everywhere, Network Slicing certainly is one of the most discussed technologies these days. Network operators like KT, SK Telecom, China Mobile, DT, KDDI and NTT, and also vendors like Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei are all recognizing it as an ideal network architect...
Author: Dr. Harrison J. Son and Chris Yoo @ Netmanias