Research Challenges in Network Slicing in 55G and Beyond Its Implications on Rural Connectivity

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Sudhir Dixit is a Co-Founder, Senior Fellow and Evangelist at the Basic Internet Foundation in Oslo, Norway, and heads its US operations. He is also associated with the Academy of Finland 6G Flagship Program, led by the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu where he is a docent. From 2015 to 2017 he was the CEO and Co-Founder of a start-up, Skydoot, Inc. From 2009 to 2015, he was a Distinguished Chief Technologist and CTO of the Communications and Media Services for the Americas Region of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Palo Alto, CA, and the Director of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories India in Palo Alto and Bangalore. Before joining HP, he held various technical and leadership positions at BlackBerry, Nokia, NSN and Verizon Communications. He has been a technical editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, and is presently a Board Member, Working Group Chair and Vice Chair for Americas at the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). He was on the editorial board of IEEE Spectrum Magazine and is presently on the editorial board of Springer’s Wireless Personal Communications Journal. He is a Co-Chair of the CTU Working Group of the IEEE Future Network Initiative. Dr. Dixit has published nine books and holds 21 U.S. patents. In 2018, he was appointed a Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. A Life Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of IET and IETE, Dixit holds a Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. and an M.B.A. from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.

Sudhir Dixit, VAJRA Adjunct Professor of IISc

We introduce the concept of network slicing and present an overview of its current status. A number of key research challenges are discussed. This is followed by a discussion on its positive implications to bridge the digital divide and present the business implications for the infrastructure providers and the service providers.