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Washington, USA 21 Sept 2023 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD), announced the final winners of the 2023 5G Challenge and its $7,000,000 total prize purse.

This is the 2nd year of the 5G Challenge competition with a focus on successful integrated hardware and/or software solutions for one or both 5G network subsystems:

  • Combined Central Unit (CU) + Distributed Unit (DU)
  • Radio Unit (RU)

The 2023 5G Challenge, a collaboration between DoD and NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, Colo., aims to accelerate the adoption of open interfaces, interoperable subsystems, secure networks, and modular multi-vendor solutions toward the development of an open 5G ecosystem. Such an ecosystem will result in a more competitive and diverse telecommunications supply chain, lower costs for consumers and network operators, and bolster U.S. leadership in the wireless sector.

Capgemini-JMA Wireless-QCT/Benetel, successfully completed Stage 4. Below is a summary of each category winners:

  • Multi-Vendor End-To-End (E2E) Integration 1st place prize of $750,000 and additional lab time to Capgemini and QCT/Benetel,
  • Wrap-around Emulation Prizes of $100,000 to Capgemini, Fujitsu, GXC, JMA Wireless, Lions, Mavenir, NewEdge, QCT/Benetel and Radisys,

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