NGMN Publication

Description of Network Slicing Concept

The NGMN 5G White Paper Version 1.0 published in February 2015 has positioned the demands and business requirements beyond 2020 and introduced the network service deployment concept of Network Slicing with some high level examples.

In order to enable SDOs to develop viable standards for Network Slicing there is a need to refine the concept and establish a common terminology for Network Slicing. This would also help actors across the industry to have a common understanding of the expectations and the characteristics of such important concept.

This document describes further details of the concept of Network Slicing and provides common terminology.