Thu. May 30th, 2024

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  • Singtel, Ericsson, and Samsung announced app-based network slicing technology.
  • The technology allows app owners to customize network slices for enhanced user experience.

Singtel, in partnership with Ericsson and Samsung, has rolled out the world’s first live implementation of app-based network slicing. This innovative technology enables app owners to activate customized slices of Singtel’s 5G network, enhancing the performance of their apps and improving user experience. Unlike previous network slicing technologies that only differentiated network experiences for subscribers’ lines, this new technology focuses on specific apps to optimize performance.

The implementation utilized advanced network slicing technology known as User Equipment Route Selection Policy (URSP) with Application Detection Control (ADC). The technology was tested during the live streaming of the Australian Open using Singtel’s CAST application. This technology is particularly beneficial for apps requiring higher data performance such as workplace productivity apps, gaming, media streaming, AI, and AR/VR.

Samsung has configured URSP for its Galaxy S24 Ultra and plans to extend it to other devices. The collaboration aims to optimize user equipment behavior for efficient network resource utilization. Singtel used network slicing technology during the 2024 New Year Eve’s countdown event to provide subscribers with a guaranteed minimum network speed in a congested network environment, allowing them to share content seamlessly.

In addition, Singtel recently completed a trial of 5G New Radio Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology. RedCap, introduced with 3GPP Release 17, is designed for devices with low battery consumption, lower costs, and lower bandwidth requirements. The technology helps reduce complexity, cost, and size of 5G devices, providing equivalent or better performance to LTE CAT-4 devices.

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