5G ‘Robocop’ A Reality For SK Telecom

A robot traffic officer, dubbed ‘Robocop’, was the highlight of SK Telecom’s 5G demonstrations at this week’s World IT Show in Seoul. The demo used In Band Full Duplex (IBFD), which enables ‘simultaneous in-band uplink and downlink communication by cancelling signal interference in real time, to enhance spectral efficiency’. Current networks cannot transmit and receive signals at the same time on the same channel, leaving mobile operators having to choose between FDD or TDD to allow communication between handsets and base…

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