Ericsson describes the trial as a “breakthrough” proof of concept.
In the trial, a connection was established between Germany and Poland using 5G network slicing. Ericcson says that quality of service was maintained between these two countries.
Network slicing is a fundamental 5G technology that allows the creation of separate network sectors. Each of these can be tailored for a specific purpose and act independently, allowing the network to be more flexible.
This trial included the use of a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) as well as end-to-end service orchestration.
Ericcson says combining 5G slicing and SD-WAN technology allows the network to be more flexible which will be beneficial for global enterprises that rely on latency-critical applications across different countries.