Samsung Demonstrates Outstanding Performance of 5G Standalone (SA) Core with Intel
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced a significant breakthrough in performance on its 5G SA Core, in collaboration with Intel. Both companies achieved 305 Gbps (Gigabits per second) 5G SA Core data processing capacity per server and improved latency in a mobile network environment with business features enabled.
This superior performance of Samsung’s 5G SA Core was achieved using the 2nd Next Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor and Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter E810 with Enhanced Dynamic Device Personalization (DDP).
The 305 Gpbs capacity is equivalent to accommodating more than 200,000 users who simultaneously stream live standard definition (SD) video.
The resulting performance improvement will not only help increase the cost-effectiveness of 5G Core network deployments, but also accelerate the delivery of next-generation high-capacity networks. This will promote more immersive 5G use cases that require much higher data volume processing with low latency. These include Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and All-Vehicle (V2X), experiences that can be enjoyed without impacting performance thanks to the increased capacity.
Growing 5G capacity
Normally, data processing requires a complex path using multiple cores, including packet distribution, forwarding, and processing cores. With the Intel E810 Ethernet Network Adapter with Enhanced DDP, data distribution and transmission functions are better optimized on the network card and processor cores, resulting in better performance. Samsung and Intel were able to implement a simplified system configuration and improve packet processing and overall network performance.
“Thanks to close collaboration with Intel, we have been able to achieve peak performance with our 5G SA Core,” said Sohyong Chong, senior vice president and head of core software R&D, Networks business at Samsung Electronics. “With its highly flexible and scalable design, Samsung’s cloud-native 5G SA Core solution will enable our customers to launch 5G services faster and at lower cost.”
“The transition to 5G Standalone Core is essential to reach the full potential of 5G”, said Alex Quach, vice president and general manager, Wireline and Core Networking Division, Intel Corporation. “This milestone with Samsung is a verification of how strong collaboration with industry and the use of innovative technologies can improve performance to accelerate this transition and pave the way for new network and peripheral services.”
For more information on the performance results, see our white paper: Samsung hits 305 Gpbs on 5G UPF kernel using Intel architecture
Samsung Networks has pioneered the successful delivery of end-to-end 5G solutions including chipsets, radios and core network technologies. The company supports 5G commercial services in major global markets including Korea, the United States, and Japan. In addition, the company is rapidly expanding its global presence to new markets, including Canada and New Zealand.