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Mavenir, Capgemini Lead 2023 5G Challenge Winners

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The mobility team of Mavenir Systems, NewEdge, Radisys and Lions Technology won the $3 million top prize in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s 2023 5G Challenge research competition.

A second mobility team comprised of Capgemini Engineering, JMA Wireless and QCT/Benetel also completed the competition’s Stage Four: Mobility challenge, but NTIA said it proclaimed the Mavenir group as the winner through a tiebreaker.

In other events, Capgemini Engineering and QCT/Benetel figured in the Multi-Vendor End-To-End Integration challenge, both winning the $750,000 first prize.

Wraparound Emulation Prizes of $100,000 were also awarded each to Capgemini, Fujitsu, GXC, JMA Wireless, Lions, Mavenir, NewEdge, QCT/Benetel and Radisys.

Fujitsu and JMA Wireless, in addition, both won the first prize of $100,000 each in the competition’s Two Best in Show SBOM and VEX.

Lions wrapped up the competition winners as Best in Show Collaborator with a $20,000 prize.

Launched in February in collaboration with the Department of Defense, the 2023 5G Challenge competition seeks to accelerate the adoption of open interfaces, promote more secure and interoperable wireless network equipment, and develop multi-vendor solutions in the 5G ecosystem.

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