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    A1 Austria serves network slices


    Trial shows 5G Standalone can multi-task with Amdocs

    The A1 Telekom Austria Group has completed an end-to-end 5G network slicing proof of concept (PoC) exercise in which portions of the network were given to everything from drones to phones to corporate clones in the Metaverse.

    5G is best served instant

    A 5G Standalone (SA) network was put on an Amdocs platform, opened up and a series of multiple high capacity, low-latency dedicated and shared services were laid on it. These demanding digital divas could include everything from remote surgery, precision tools used in manufacturing, cloud gaming and platoons of automated lorries, which need sub-millisecond response times. The PoC exercise was successful, according to Amdocs, whose software was used to provide end-to-end service and network orchestration.

    Amdocs presented the case

    During the trial, Amdocs’ system was also used to demonstrate the end-to-end lifecycle management of 5G network slices and virtualised applications over public/private cloud and the edge. Amdocs created some new commercial models that are aligned with 3GPP standards, in order to demonstrate the commercial viability of 5G service. The conclusion of the trial was that the telco can lay on 5G and apportion the resources much quicker than it used to. With a few more drills it can only get faster, according to Juergen Wolf-Hofer, Head of Network Evolution at A1 Telekom Austria Group.

    Judge ruled in favour of more

    “We are delighted with the results of this project, which underlines the exciting possibilities of 5G and Amdocs’ vital role in enabling the deployment and monetisation of 5G network slices,” said Wolf-Hofer, “the Amdocs use cases are deliverable and very exciting.” The head of evolution promised to take the learnings from the project and apply them. “5G network slicing creates a whole new world of programmable network use cases [that are] unlocking new revenue streams for telcos,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Technology and Head of Strategy at Amdocs.