Ericsson and Far EasTone Pave the Way for new 5G Network Slicing Enabling 5G Private Networks
Announced at MWC in Barcelona this year, the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway is designed to enable communication service providers (CSPs) take advantage of the edge computing opportunity in virtual and hybrid 5G private networks segments to deliver efficient use of bandwidth, data security, low latency, and create a more efficient network overall. It is built on cloud-native, microservices-based technology and delivers a small footprint, easy-to-deploy edge user plane which brings network user traffic management closer to its source meaning CSPs and enterprises are better able to keep traffic on, or close to, the premises.
The demonstration involved the completion of the first Local Packet Gateway call globally, taking place in the Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) 5G lab for commercial introduction. It also was the first to successfully demonstrate 5G network slicing using Ericsson dual-mode 5G Core including the Local Packet Gateway, and Dynamic Radio Resource Partitioning (a 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) Slicing solution from Ericsson) to efficiently allocate radio spectrum and manage the service-level agreement of the network slices.