The two companies trialled the technology using a Google Pixel 6 phone.
The trial, which took place in Nokia’s network slicing development centre in Tampere, Finland used a 4G/5G network with UE Route Selection Policy (URSP) technology.
Nokia’s end-to-end 4G/5G network slicing products were connected to Google Pixel 6 phones running Android 13. Nokia says network slicing will enable operators to “maximally utilize existing network assets such as spectrum and coverage”.
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.