WASHINGTON, DC — The burgeoning growth in the IoT ecosystem — in terms of the number of connected devices globally and total spending on end-point devices and services — is driving a wide range of new uses as well as requirements on network infrastructure. A new ATIS report IoT Categorization: Exploring the Need for Standardizing Additional Network Slices examines the topic of network slicing, which is one way to help network operators enable the services of a diverse range of vertical applications in a guaranteed way on the same network.
“ATIS’ latest report is timely.” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller “With an upsurge in IoT-connected devices, networks will need to handle a diverse set of use cases across different industry verticals – from smart cities and automotive to healthcare, transportation, and industrial automation, to name a few.”
These applications will require the underlying network infrastructure to meet a variety of different functionality and performance requirements. With network slicing, network functions and resources that are specifically tailored to a vertical market’s requirements are logically isolated, creating multiple virtual networks on top of a common shared physical infrastructure.
Some applications, for example, such as ultra-high definition video and augmented reality require high-speed, high-capacity communications yet are generally capable of handling medium to high latencies. Others, such as autonomous vehicles, absolutely require ultra-low latency, ultra-reliable services to guarantee road safety. Through network slicing, operators can allocate their network resources based on a precise set of performance requirements.
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As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address IoT, 5G, robocall mitigation, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.
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