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Advancements in 6G Core Architecture: SK Telecom and Intel’s Breakthrough in Reducing Communication Delays

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SK Telecom and Intel have announced a significant technological breakthrough aimed at reducing communication delays, a critical factor for the advancement of 6G Core Architecture. As networks become increasingly complex, the traditional process of message transmission is often replicated, leading to heightened communication delays.

Challenges in Current Network Communication

Addressing these delays within the framework of existing communication standards and interconnection technologies, such as service communication proxies in the Core network, has proven challenging. These limitations have hindered the efficiency of communication between unit functions within the network’s core infrastructure.

Innovative Inline Service Mesh Technology

The collaboration between SK Telecom and Intel has yielded the development of Inline Service Mesh technology, leveraging Intel Xeon processors equipped with built-in AI capabilities. This technology enhances communication speeds within the Core network by significantly reducing latency between unit functions, bypassing the need for traditional proxy-based methods.

By integrating AI, which demands extensive computational resources, into the Core network, the technology facilitates the adoption of a broader range of models. SK Telecom has already successfully commercialized a technology that, by analyzing real-user movement patterns in real-time, reduces wireless resource usage by 40% and enhances connectivity.

Impacts on 6G Core Architecture Efficiency

This collaborative effort promises to revolutionize Core network communication by achieving up to a 70% reduction in communication delays and a 33% increase in service efficiency through the application of 6G Core Architecture. These improvements are anticipated to foster a more responsive and efficient network infrastructure, crucial for supporting the next generation of digital services and applications.

Future Applications and Commercialization

SK Telecom aspires to integrate the findings from this collaboration into commercial equipment by the following year. This initiative marks a significant step towards realizing the full potential of 6G technology, setting a new benchmark for network performance and efficiency.

Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.