DeepSig, a wireless communications AI and machine learning (ML) firm, announced the completion of the world’s first AI-Native 5G over-the-air conversation. The call is an important industry milestone that illustrates the benefits of AI-Native wireless systems for 4G, 5G, and 6G, in addition to featuring the first commercial 5G handset and 5G independent network. The call was made in the Wireless AI Innovation Lab at DeepSig.

James Shea, DeepSig CEO, said, “This industry-first AI-Native 5G over-the-air call is a major milestone in using AI and ML to transform mobile networks and the user experiences they provide. AI-Native 5G enables networks to work smarter and continually improve, which means they use less energy and provide faster, more reliable connections. DeepSig’s pioneering work on AI-Native 5G also sets the stage for 6G standards to make AI and ML a fundamental part of tomorrow’s networks.”

5G networks may be proactive and predictive thanks to AI and machine learning, which includes intelligent base stations that make their own decisions. The benefits include better performance, lower latency, and increased reliability of network applications. Through ML within the RAN, RAN power consumption can be minimized, channel information can be leveraged to improve connections, and Massive MIMO can be fully utilized.

DeepSig’s patented Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology significantly improves 5G baseband performance and lowers costs compared to traditional approaches used in mobile networks today. The AI neural network trained “natively” from actual radio environments replaced specific radio receiver algorithms within a 5G vRAN distributed unit (DU). A piece of commercial user equipment (UE) can make over-the-air calls using the radio unit (RU), a standard central unit (CU), and a 5G core connected to the AI-enhanced dual unit (DU).