KT’s new solution is equipped with AI technology to detect abnormalities in the status of networks and equipment in real-time
Korean carrier KT announced the commercial launch of a new solution, which it calls its “5G Infrastructure Intelligent Control Solution”, that is based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
The Asian operator noted that this solution is designed to control 5G infrastructure with the aim of making that infrastructure more efficient and stable.
KT’s new solution is equipped with AI technology to detect abnormalities in the status of networks and equipment in real-time. By comparing dozens of equipment quality data in real-time with pre-learned data, the new solution can determine whether the equipment is abnormal or not with a single indicator, KT said.
Also, the solution also displays the status of access and core equipment in five stages, making it easy to “intuitively check the equipment and the degree of abnormality” that occurred, the Korean telco added.
The company highlighted that companies and institutions without expertise in network management can use KT’s 5G solution to operate 5G networks without any “burden.”
KT said it has already implemented the solution in four institutions, including Bundang Seoul National University Hospital, Samsung Seoul Hospital, Korea Aerospace Industries Co., Ltd. and Navy Headquarters.
Lee Jong-sik, executive director of the Infrastructure DX Research Institute at KT Convergence Technology Institute, said: “We expect 5G Infrastructure intelligent control solutions to ease the burden of network operation and contribute to the revitalization of the 5G Infrastructure business.”
KT ended 2022 with a total of 8.48 million subscribers in the 5G segment, the telco said in its latest earnings statement.
In the last quarter of 2022, the KT added around 521,000 5G customers, while total 5G additions for the full-year 2022 amounted to 2.1 million.
Last year, KT unveiled plans to build a specialized 5G testbed running on the 4.7 GHz band with the aim of enabling multiple customers to access its core network equipment from the public cloud and test private or “specialized” networks.
“When KT’s 5G specialized network testbed is established, it will be possible to perform a one-stop service for testing equipment for 5G specialized network, interworking with terminals, and conducting network trial operation and inspection. It is expected to greatly reduce the cost and technical burden of companies considering the introduction of a 5G specialized network,” KT said.
The Korean operator added the testbed is expected to reduce the cost and technical requirements for companies considering introducing private networks.
South Korea is seeing a rapid adoption of 5G private networks, chiefly due to the widespread coverage of 5G technology in the country and the allocation of specific spectrum by the government to enable private network deployments.