Network slices are categorized into different types according to the abstraction of characteristics of the services they facilitate. These services may have different requirements on 5G system functionality (e.g. priority, charging, policy control, security, and mobility) and key performance (e.g. latency, mobility, availability, and data rates, etc.)
Slice suitable for the handling of 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband. Slice suitable for the handling of 5G enhanced Mobile broadband, useful, but not limited to the general consumer space mobile broadband applications including
- Streaming of High Quality Video
- Fast large file transfers etc.
Characterized by high data rates, lower latency, wide coverage area, high mobility
Slice suitable for the handling of ultra-reliable low latency communications. Characterized by very high reliability and availability, and very low latency . Low device cost and energy consumption are not as critical as they are for mMTC applications , and the number of devices and required data rates are relatively low.
Slice suitable for the handling of massive IoT. Typically involves a very large number of devices (tens of billions), such as sensors, actuators, and similar devices, different in complexity and cost, with varying quality of service (QoS) requirements. Devices should be of very low cost with very low energy consumption, enabling very long battery life. The amount of data generated by each device is normally very small, and very low latency is not a critical requirement
Slice suitable for the handling of V2X services.
Like V2X but without mobility or sidelink.