Network Slicing for Modern Network Automation

Unlike relying on a single, shared network, VMware’s Network Slicing allows you to partition, or “slice,” your physical infrastructure to provide independent, isolated, and programmable virtual networks. This gives you the ability to address specific connectivity requirements for each of your customers’ use cases.

Build a New Breed of Mobile Services

Create and monetize a new breed of services—from Massive Machine Type Communication to Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication and Enhanced Mobile Broadband.

Program the Network to Match Use Case

Segment utilization of your network resources by use case, and business opportunity, instead of the traditional one-network-fits-all model.

Improve Your Customer Experience

Continuously monitor service Quality of Service (QoS) requirements across your network domains and remedy issues to ensure customer service-level agreements (SLAs).

Network Resources On-Demand

Streamline the business-to-network operations by abstracting the provisioning of network resources.

First-Rate Products to Help You Succeed

Through integrations with VMware’s industry-leading network slicing management products, such as infrastructure virtualization or complete orchestration, you will be uniquely positioned to succeed.

VMware Telco Cloud Automation

Automate your end-to-end network

VMware Tanzu

Modernize your applications and infrastructure to deliver better software to production, continuously

VMware Telco Cloud Operations

Simplify customer-centric operations

VMware Telco Cloud Platform

Create a horizontal cloud-native platform

Benefits for Service Providers

Purpose-Built Network Overlays

Construct logical, end-to-end network slices that allow you to deliver on-demand network specs and exceed SLAs for customers.

Network Slice Subnet Management Function

Manage network slice subnets lifecycle within a network domain. Apply the NSMF’s lifecycle management commands (i.e., instantiate, scale, heal, terminate).

Communication Service Management Function

Establish an interface towards service order management and Operations Support Systems (OSS).

Unified Orchestration & Automation

Network slicing capabilities, paired with VMware Telco Cloud Automation, ensure complete automation of the network resources across network domains.

Network Slice Management Function (NSMF)

Manage the lifecycle of end-to-end slices across the RAN, 5G core, and transport network domains.

Standard-Driven & Product-First Approach

The network slicing solution follows 3GPP standards and is offered pre-integrated with other VMware Telco Cloud Platform components.

Related Resources

Network Slicing Blog

Learn about how VMware intends on rolling out network slicing management and what benefits it can provide to you and your customers.

Telco Cloud Automation – What’s New 2.0?

Read more about network slicing and how it serves as an integral aspect of Telco Cloud Automation 2.0—VMware’s latest MANO product release.

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for some FAQs and additional information on network slicing.

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).

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