SK Telecom announced that it will showcase innovative ICT such as AI, urban air mobility (UAM) and 6G at MWC Barcelona 2023.

AI technologies & services

At this year’s MWC Barcelona, SKT will display ten different AI technologies and services, including a large AI model named ‘A.’; AI semiconductor ‘SAPEON’; ‘Vision AI’ for robot, security, media and medical services; location AI solution ‘LITMUS’; and medical AI service ‘X Caliber.’

Urban Air Mobility

By combining a full-scale UAM aircraft built based on the eVTOL aircraft of Joby Aviation, SKT’s exclusive partner in the UAM business, and a virtual experience simulator, the company takes visitors on an immersive virtual flight over the skies of Seoul and Busan.

With mobility service platform ‘TMAP’, visitors will be able to experience planning their overall trip that involves multiple modes of transportation, charging of aircraft batteries, as well as infotainment services during flights.

They can also pilot the UAM aircraft simulator and use SKT’s self-developed 4D trajectory-based flight control platform to estimate trajectory and prevent collision via route deviation alert.

The company will also display a technology that uses drones to verify the quality of aerial networks, which is essential for stable operation of UAM services, along with its vision of expanding UAM into the logistics business. 

Advanced technologies in 5G & 6G, metaverse and quantum cryptography

SKT will showcase diverse next-generation mobile network technologies such as transparent antenna technology that can improve frequency performance in 5G as well as 6G candidate bands; intelligent network that provides improved performance through the application of AI and cloud technologies; and infrastructure applied with energy-saving technology.

Innovations for ESG at 4YFN

At 4YFN, the startup event of MWC Barcelona held in Hall 8.1 of Fira Gran Via, SKT will introduce innovative ideas and technologies of 14 social startups it is partnering with as well as its own ESG projects under the slogan of “Think Tomorrow, Do ESG.”

“We have designed an exhibition that allows visitors to experience a new world brought by AI innovations,” said Park Kyu-hyun, Vice President and Head of Digital Communication at SKT. “We expect MWC Barcelona 2023 to serve as an opportunity to promote our global leading technologies and services to the world.”