By dividing the carrier’s Australian 5G network into separate secure slices, Telstra 5G Standalone allows bandwidth-hungry services to run smoothly without leaving other nearby devices behind. will do so.
Each virtual slice, also known as 5G network slicing, can be tailored to provide a “determined network experience” for specific users for specific purposes. This includes guaranteed minimum upload and download speeds, low latency, faster application responsiveness, enhanced security, and improved reliability.
5G standalone isn’t necessarily about one network metric like speed or latency, it’s about the overall experience, said Nikos Katinakis, network and IT group executive at Telstra.
“Think of 5G as a super-wide highway.
“This allows a customer who needs ultra-high bandwidth for their service to access it and another customer who needs low latency to access it, while still enjoying the latest improvements in both security and reliability. can provide.”
of Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra smartphones purchased from Telstra and running the Android 13 firmware update will be the first devices to support Telstra 5G Standalone. After this update is applied, users with compatible devices can continue to operate seamlessly on a standalone network in the background.
How Telstra 5G Standalone Works
For consumers, 5G standalone will enable enhanced experiences in areas such as gaming, incorporating augmented and virtual reality technologies to provide more consistent performance and immersive interactions.
The 5G standalone network will deliver a new network experience with a variety of new features and services to support not only consumers but also new enterprise and industrial digitization use cases.
5G standalone capabilities provide the speed, performance, and security needed to enable real-time data processing with computing at the network edge.
These business use cases include 5G slices dedicated to video analytics. This is used to track and monitor cattle, as well as support fruit picking robots and drones inspecting infrastructure for damage.
“We believe 5G Standalone has great potential to transform the operations of our enterprise customers in industries such as mining and agriculture. Custom-designed slices can function as hybrids or provide additional benefits such as resilience and bandwidth. You can emulate a private 5G network with guaranteed properties,” says Katinakis.
“This means our enterprise partners can plan innovative connectivity and application designs to work more efficiently and streamline operations.”
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