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,
For full details regarding the 5G Challenge , visit : https://ntia.gov/press-release/2023/ntia-department-defense-announce-final-winners-2023-5g-challenge