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South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom has secured approval from the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) for its proposal to standardize technology for AI data centers. This development marks a significant step forward in establishing international norms for AI-related technologies in data centers.

SK Telecom, in collaboration with Intel, has made a groundbreaking advancement in core network technology, promising a significant reduction in communication delays and an enhancement in service efficiency, pivotal for the upcoming 6G networks. The innovation could slash communication latency by as much as 70% and boost service efficiency by approximately 33%, marking a significant leap forward in network performance.

SK Telecom’s collaboration with AI pioneer Mars Auto, brings forth a compelling vision for autonomous trucking, leveraging SKT’s 5G prowess and Mars Auto’s AI system. With Mars Auto’s AI armed with extensive roadway data from SKT, there’s a promise of safer, more efficient self-driving services. SKT’s continued strides in telecom, signified by the company’s alliance with Deutsche Telekom and massive investment in AI firm Anthropic, show signs of transformative potential for the telecom sector.

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister and SK Telecom have inked an agreement, initiating a strategic collaboration to advance the quantum tech ecosystem. Connexion between this MoU and an earlier South Korean – Luxembourg agreement hints towards a momentous ‘quantum Internet of Things’. Meanwhile, telecom operators globally look to leverage quantum technology’s disruptive potential towards traditional data security protocols. SK Telecom, recognized for its pioneering quantum work, also boosts its pursuit in the AI realm, underlined by a significant investment in AI firms.

Delving into the realm of advanced AI, SK Telecom elevates its AI service ‘A.’, boasting features crafted around user preferences. The upgraded version introduces AI agents with unique personalities, promising each user a personalized experience. Working hand in hand with Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI, SKT’s AI capabilities now consist of a Large Language Model, designed to comprehend intricate conversation details for insightful dialogues.

SK Telecom, South Korea’s leading mobile carrier, has partnered with Joby Aviation, a California-based aerospace company developing an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL). The two parties will collaborate on urban air mobility, which is an ecosystem that includes personal air vehicles and infrastructure such as a new navigation system, take-off and landing fields, and charging technologies.   Joby’s experience showcasing eVTOL will be included into SKT’s information and communication technology infrastructure under a strategic partnership agreement. The two businesses will collaborate in all areas, including aircraft and mobility as a service, to provide emissions-free aerial ridesharing to cities and communities around South Korea. SKT and Joby plan to enable multi-modal travel using SKT’s T Map mobility platform and UT’s ride-hailing service.   SKT aspires to become a connected intelligence leader that logically links physical elements such as UAM airplanes, vertiports and ground transportation by utilizing its capabilities in…