Samsung achieved 305 Gbps worlds fastest 5G processing speed with SA Core

Samsung in Dec 2020 achieved 5G Standalone Core data processing capacity of 305 Gbps per server and latency improvement in a mobile network environment. This is the fastest 5G speed achieved on a 5G network.

Current 5G commercial deployments as based on non-standalone (NSA) technology which uses existing LTE radio access for signaling between devices and the network, and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) networks which are enhanced to support 5G NSA. This approach, however, does not allow the utilization of the full potential of 5G technology and 5G use cases that require low latency and high data processing.

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5G NR (New Radio) includes frequencies below 6GHz and above 24 GHz, but the speed and latency using 5G NR software and 4G hardware (non-standalone) are slightly higher than the 4G systems. 5G NR (New Radio) is a new radio access technology (RAT) developed by 3GPP for the 5G (fifth generation) mobile network. It was designed to be the global standard for the air interface of 5G networks 5G Standalone Core refers to 5G cells used for both signaling and information transfer. 

Samsung accomplished this with 2nd generation Intel Xeon and the Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter E810 with Enhanced Dynamic Device Personalization (DDP). The capacity of 305Gpbs is equivalent to hosting more than 200,000 users that are live-streaming standard definition (SD) videos simultaneously.

Samsung achieved 305 Gbps worlds fastest 5G processing speed with SA Core “Through close collaboration with Intel, we were able to achieve an industry-leading performance with our 5G SA Core,” said Sohyong Chong, Senior Vice President and Head of Core Software R&D, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s cloud-native 5G SA Core, through its highly flexible and scalable design, will enable our customers to launch 5G services more swiftly and cost-effectively.”

The performance achievement will help increase cost-efficiency for 5G Core network deployments but also help accelerate delivery of next-generation, high capacity networks. These results will help 5G use cases that require high data processing capacity with low latency. These may include AR, VR, and vehicle to everything (V2X) experiences. Samsung and Intel were able to implement a simplified system configuration and boost packet processing and overall network performance.

“The transition to 5G Standalone Core is essential to achieve the full potential of 5G,” said Alex Quach, Vice President and General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division, Intel Corporation. “This milestone achieved with Samsung is a verification of how strong industry collaboration and the use of innovative technologies can enhance performance to accelerate this transition and pave the way to a new network and edge services.”

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Samsung in collaboration with KT (KT Corporation) deployed Korea’s first 5G Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) in KT commercial network. KT Corporation said they will commercially launch its SA network when 5G SA capable devices are available in the market. Samsung and KT are collaborating in the commercialization of 5G SA networks in Korea utilizing Samsung’s Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS). The CUPS architecture, defined in 3GPP standards, is a fundamental technology to 5G SA core that improves network scalability, flexibility, and deployment by separating the control and user plane functions.

“By implementing CUPS since the initial phase of 5G commercialization, we have a competitive advantage in the market. With this advantage, we are able to rapidly and easily deploy 5G SA and NSA common core in our MEC centers without additional core networks,” said Young-soo Seo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network Research Technology Unit at KT Corporation. “Having already achieved a number of milestones with Samsung, we are excited to collaborate again as we prepare for the launch of 5G SA networks in Korea. KT is proud to deliver innovative services to our users and to continue building a foundation for the 5G evolution and beyond.”

“Our 5G common core is a powerful solution that brings unprecedented services closer to users and will unlock a new generation of enterprise applications. This collaboration with KT is a significant milestone in advancing towards the commercialization of nationwide 5G SA networks in Korea,” said Taiyeon Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Technology Service, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “We look forward to continuing our work with KT to spur future achievements in 5G SA technology and advance Korea’s network landscape.”




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