Slicing the Network: Maintaining Neutrality, Protecting Privacy, and Promoting Competition

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What has changed since the 1990s? In addition to the explosive growth of the internet, its worldwide accessibility, and its vital importance to conducting activities of modern life, new networking technologies provide capabilities for novel internet services as well as opportunities for network operators to monetize networks further. One such change, the transition to 5G mobile networks, enables network operators to engage in a technique called network slicing. The portion of a network that is sliced can be used to provide a suite of different service offerings, each tailored to specific purposes, instead of a single, general-purpose subscription for mobile voice and data. Full story

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