5G Network Slicing versus Private Networks: Benefits and Drawbacks


Network slicing will be a key component of future 5G networks and will support innovative new use cases and business models thus enabling Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to offer application-specific services to different groups of enterprises and organizations. This Viewpoint compares and contrasts the technical and business benefits of deploying a private network tailored to an enterprise’s exact requirements compared to utilizing a network slice from a 5G mobile operator.

Table of Contents:

  • Snapshot
  • KPIs.
  • Introduction.
  • Tech Focus.
  • 5G Network Slicing.
  • 4G LTE Network Slicing.
  • Evolution from LTE to 5G.
  • The MNO’s Perspective.
  • The Enterprise’s Perspective
  • Network Slicing versus Private Networks.
  • The Case for Network Slicing.
  • The Case for Private Networks.
  • Wide Area or Local Area Coverage?.
  • Flexible deployments for business flexibility.
  • Hybrid Network Solutions:
  • MNO Solutions
  • 4G/LTE Network Slicing
  • MNOs Rolling Out Private Networks.
  • Vendors’ Dilemma.
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 13
Author: Gareth Owen

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