As per GSMA in the last white paper, Securing private networks in the 5G era
- A private (mobile) network is where network infrastructure is used exclusively by devices authorized by the end-user organization. The infrastructure is typically deployed in one or more specific locations owned or occupied by the organization.
- Devices that are registered on public mobile networks will not work on the private network unless specifically authorized.
- These are more formally known as ‘non-public networks‘, but the term ‘private network’ is more commonly used across vertical industries.
- Network slicing is a logical separation of the network that allows bandwidth to be allocated to specific services.
- The slices can be tailored to the needs of an organization in terms of required quality of service, speed, security, and latency.
- Network slicing will also be available on the public 5G network to provide seamless service operation for
hybrid private/public network use cases.