Ericsson, Intel and Microsoft have teamed up to demonstrate end-to-end standalone (SA) 5G network slicing capabilities on mobile-connected laptops. The trio lauded it for demonstrating the potential of the approach on devices other than smartphones.
The trial was conducted at Ericsson Labs in Sweden and used multiple network slices on laptops for consumer and enterprise use cases including gaming and collaboration applications.
In a statement, the companies said multiple network slices were enabled by a feature that allows mobile devices to automatically tap the best connection for a given application.
The trial used a combination of Ericsson’s 5G core and its network slicing technology, Intel’s processor and Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system.
Ericsson, Microsoft, and Intel cited GSMA figures that forecast the enterprise network slicing market to reach $300 billion by 2025.
Sibel Tombaz, Head of 5G RAN in Ericsson’s product line, explains:
Tombaz added that the joint demonstration showed how “collaboration opens up new possibilities.”
The trial will be on display at Ericsson’s stand during MWC23 Barcelona later this month.
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