Use cases for 5G network slicing will be as diverse as the skill sets needed to effectively implement it.
Because you're creating separate virtual networks, early adopters will need to leverage network specialists who are comfortable with SDN and NFV to help implement the mobile network slicing. These two processes are foundational elements that efficiently merge physical infrastructure with virtual resources. As a part of this evolution, mobile network slicing will eventually intersect with traditional IT networking as edge computing connects with centralized data centers.
Because each partition has unique requirements, security is more critical than ever. It's wise to follow traditional cybersecurity best practices, especially when combining new paradigms specific to mobile network slicing.
Even though network slicing and 5G are still in the early stages, seed your team with a mix of expertise and knowledge. Varied skills will be essential when establishing early applications and metrics to understand how well it's working for your organization and your customers. And because the bulk of architecture and maintenance will fall on the network provider, choosing the right partner will prove an essential step in building a solid team.
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