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New Whitepaper: “E2E Network Slicing Architecture"

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2021-08-12
From Group GSMA
From Contact Wayne Cutler
To Group teas
To Contacts Vishnu Beeram <>
Lou Berger <>
Cc Alvaro Retana <>
Lou Berger <>
Traffic Engineering Architecture and Signaling Discussion List <>
Martin Vigoureux <>
Vishnu Beeram <>
John Scudder <>
Response Contact
Purpose For action
Deadline 2021-10-15 Action Needed
Attachments E2E-NS WP Publish LS
The GSMA, one of the Market Representation Partners of 3GPP, have a project
concerning End to end Network Slicing under the Network Group (NG). The project
aims to identify potential gaps in standards and input recommendations to the
related organisations toward the realisation of Network Slicing architecture
designed from an End-to-End (E2E) perspective. This E2E notion means network
slicing capabilities need to be integrated across the different domains (e.g.,
device, access network, core network, transport network and network management
system), so that Service Level Agreement based on customers’ requirements can
be guaranteed.

The GSMA NG would like to inform related organisations that the GSMA Whitepaper
NG.127 “E2E Network Slicing Architecture” has been published on at :

The intention of this whitepaper is to show guidance of the entire industry
ecosystem; for operators, vendors and service providers to be able to consider
common solutions of network slicing which have not been fully defined yet.

The scope of this whitepaper is to provide the description of:
1. Blueprint of E2E Network Slicing Architecture,

2. Technology aspect,

3. Ongoing SDOs and open-source projects,
which are snapshot based on current status of these standardization activities,
typically activities of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release

The GSMA NG kindly asks related organisations to take our whitepaper into
consideration for their standardisation work on E2E network slicing as well as
provide feedback on our whitepaper.

NG#14   11 – 20 October 2021