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Gabriel Brown
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Gabriel Brown,
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5/8/2017 | 9:50:32 AM
Re: Ecclesiastes 1:9
A very fair comment.

Plotting a course between theory and reality will be interesting in 5G again, I'm sure. It feels like the direction of travel is positive. APNs have got easier, DECOR is specified, etc. in 4G. Micro-segemnataion is used on data center networks. In theory, multi-tenant "slicing" is a key part of the 5G system design... 
jonesthefone
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5/8/2017 | 2:43:04 AM
Ecclesiastes 1:9
"There is nothing new under the sun". Who remembers when we launched GPRS? Remember how many APNs were envisaged? One per corporate account... One per service in the walled garden... Quite soon the configuration burden outweighed the value and most of this was collapsed into a "single APN to rule them all". Now an APN doth not make a slice...although some of the attributes were there...overlapping address space, policy-based routing etc. Don't get me wrong. I'm not anti-slicing. Far from it. Conceptually, anything which enables multi-tenancy to allow a hosting of verticals deep inside the telco is worthy of exploration. But each slice must earn its corn. And no dicing please!
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5/4/2017 | 1:04:43 PM
Slicing and Dicing
I think every user having a slice is too granular right now. Will it happen in the future? Probably. But let's stay basic for the time being, shall we?


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