Network slicing enables you to partition your physical infrastructure to provide independent, isolated, and customized virtual networks that address specific connectivity requirements for customers.
By 2025, the total addressable market for slicing-enabled revenues will be $45B. By 2030, the market increases to roughly $200B—implying a 36% annual growth rate. Network Slicing will, by 2030, comprise roughly 30% of 5G revenues for service providers.
Network slicing is applicable to 5G networks only. It also requires network functions that comply with network slicing 3GPP standards.
Network slicing is key to VMware’s vision of abstracting and providing network resources on-demand across all domains and clouds. Network Slicing will leverage all the automation capabilities available today for core, edge, and RAN (i.e., network service, network function, CaaS and infrastructure).