September 2021 | NTIA Special Publication SP-21-554

5G Prize Challenge Notice of Inquiry Analysis

Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

Abstract: This document provides an analysis of responses to the 5G Challenge Notice of Inquiry (NOI) issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD). This analysis was created by NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) to inform future collaborations between the DoD and NTIA. This analysis will feed into the creation of a 5G Challenge and Incentive Program that accelerates the maturity of 5G open interfaces and between vendor module interoperability. This will allow new participants to enter the 5G market.

Keywords: interoperability; emulation; open source; Prize Challenge; Notice of Inquiry (NOI); open interfaces; 5G; test bed; gateware; open architecture; open RAN; plugfest; softwarization

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Margaret H. Pinson
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3579

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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