Nokia this week launched its fully open and programmable fixed access network slicing solution.
Nokia's Fixed Network Slicing solution enables operators to scale to a virtually unlimited number of discrete network slices that can be independently operated, for example to run 5G mobile transport, wholesale or business services, said Nokia.
The new solution is built around Nokia's cloud-native software platform Altiplano and open standards. It uses open interfaces and YANG data models to create a virtual slice that looks, feels and operates just like a physical network.
According to Nokia, Software Defined Access Networks (SDAN) are changing the way network service providers build, operate and commercialize their high-speed fixed broadband networks. Allowing the network to be partitioned into virtual slices, operators are using SDAN to deliver new services and connect more users, segments and entities that would otherwise require parallel networks.