SK Telecom announced on Feb. 20 that it would demonstrate 5G telecommunication technologies such as a quantum cryptographic gateway and mobile edge computing at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 that will kick off in Barcelona, Spain.
First, SK Telecom will unveil a quantum security gateway solution that can prevent 5G autonomous vehicles from being hacked. The quantum security gateway is an integrated security device installed inside a vehicle and serves as a gatekeeper to protect various electronic units and networks for vehicle operations from attacks from the outside. The solution monitors various devices that may be exposed to external threats, such as vehicle to everything technology (V2X) parts, Bluetooth devices, radars, light detection and ranging LIDAR systems, driver assistance systems, and smart keys, and immediately notifies drivers and control centers in the event of an emergency. .
SK Telecom partnered with Mobile Edge X, a technology company under Deutsche Telekom in Germany, in October of last year. At the MWC, the mobile carrier will announce the first outcome of the partnership, mobile edge computing (MEC)-based services. Mobile edge computing shortens a data transmission process by placing a server for data processing at a neighboring base station or switchboard. This technology comes in handy for 5G services which require a fast reaction speed, such as autonomous driving and cloud gaming.
On top of that, SK Telecom will introduce 5G technologies such as Tango which is a network solution that optimizes quality based on artificial intelligence (AI), a prototype of a 5G 28 GHz base station, 3D base station design solution T-EOS and an HD map for autonomous driving.