5G PPP project SliceNet had a successful final review meeting on 9th July 2020. The Horizon 2020 project has been coordinated by Eurescom and generated results with high impact on network slicing in 5G. The three vertical use cases in the areas of eHealth, Smart Grid and Street Lighting validated the SliceNet solutions.
SliceNet has made substantial achievements in building a framework for network slicing across multiple administrative domains. The framework facilitates the early and smooth adoption of 5G slices for verticals to achieve their demanding use cases, and it manages the quality of experience (QoE) for slice services. The framework can be used by verticals in different sectors.
5G network slicing is considered to be one of the most important innovations in communications within the last ten years. This is due to the role of slicing in maximizing network resource sharing, optimizing flexibility to meet diverging vertical business requirements, and upgrading operational capabilities to offer configurable warranties in quality of service (QoS) and/or quality of experience (QoE). SliceNet followed a layered architectural approach to allow the creation of a modular, extensible and scalable framework.
SliceNet project coordinator Maria Barros Weiss from Eurescom is convinced: “Slicing will open up a significant number of new markets and enable a wide range of innovative use cases.”
SliceNet website – https://slicenet.eu
Slicenet has been supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement number H2020-ICT-2016-2/761913.