University of Oulu

Walia, J. S., Hämmäinen, H., Kilkki, K., Flinck, H., Matinmikko-Blue, M., & Yrjölä, S. (2021). Network slice provisioning approaches for industry verticals: New business models and feasibility. International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 17(2), 1–15.

Network slice provisioning approaches for industry verticals : new business models and feasibility

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Author: Walia, Jaspreet Singh1; Hämmäinen, Heikki1; Kilkki, Kalevi1;
Organizations: 1Aalto University, Finland
2Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
3University of Oulu, Finland
4Nokia, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IGI Global, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-02-14


Network slicing is widely studied as an essential technological enabler for supporting diverse use case specific services through network virtualization. Industry verticals, consisting of diverse use cases requiring different network resources, are considered key customers for network slices. However, different approaches for network slice provisioning to industry verticals and required business models are still largely unexplored and require further work. Focusing on technical and business aspects of network slicing, this article develops three new business models, enabled by different distributions of business roles and management exposure between business actors. The feasibility of the business models is studied in terms of; the costs and benefits to business actors, mapping to use cases in various industry verticals, and the infrastructure costs of common and dedicated virtualization infrastructures. Finally, a strategic approach and relevant recommendations are proposed for major business actors, national regulatory authorities, and standards developing organizations.

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Series: International journal of business data communications and networking
ISSN: 1548-0631
ISSN-E: 1548-064X
ISSN-L: 1548-0631
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Pages: 1 - 15
DOI: 10.4018/IJBDCN.286700
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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