OPPO Unveils Its First 6G White Paper, Focusing on AI-Cube Intelligent Networking

The OPPO Research Institute on Tuesday officially released its first 6G white paper – “6G AI-Cube Intelligent Networking” – looking ahead to the future of next-generation communications technology.

As a global smart device brand, OPPO provides a wide range of smart products spearheaded by the Find and Reno series, distributing across more than 40 countries and regions.

“Looking towards 2035, OPPO expects the number of intelligent agents in the world to far exceed the number of humans. Therefore, 6G should be able to serve the needs not only of people but of all forms of intelligence and their various interactions,” said Henry Tang, OPPO’s chief 5G scientist.

The Guangdong-based firm’s 6G white paper introduces an “AI Function Plane” as a new dimension in 6G networks, running perpendicular to the “control plane” and the “user plane” to form an “Intelligent Cube” (AI-Cube).

The AI-Cube under 6G network (Source: OPPO)

OPPO expressed that 6G technology stands to fundamentally revolutionize how AI infers, learns, interacts and is applied, potentially solving many traditional problems faced in AI development such as data silos and user privacy.

To alleviate some of the current limitations of AI algorithms, the white paper proposes dividing AI resources into different domains. Arranging them according to specific AI tasks, multiple nodes, and resources under the 6G network will form AI domains, providing optimal strategies for accurate AI model allocation, network resource scheduling and data sharing.

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In the end, OPPO said it would continue to conduct preliminary research into 6G technology that will assist in the formation of international 6G standards in the near future. It will also continue to work with its partners to promote the large-scale commercialization of 5G.