Vodafone introduced a network slicing service for business customers in the Netherlands. The service allows customers to reserve part of the operator’s mobile capacity and use it as they see fit.

The international telecom giant is the first to make network slicing available to business customers in the Netherlands.

The service, Vodafone Business Network Slicing, allows customers to reserve part of the operator’s mobile capacity. The capacity can be flexibly divided, prioritizing the amount of available bandwidth. Customers can essentially deploy a private mobile network.

High speed

According to Vodafone, the service is suitable for business customers that require fast communications. Think of large event organizers and healthcare providers. Organizers, for instance, can virtually divide their reserved mobile network capacity into special ‘channels’ for communications and streaming surveillance camera images.

Pilots

Vodafone says it has recently tested the service in three successful pilots, including a concert in Nijmegen, the European Hockey Championship and Pride Amsterdam. The first pilot featured a 5G network slice that provided a stable mobile network for 5,000 people and live camera footage streaming on a concert site.

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