March 13, 2023
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CableLabs Partners with Its Subsidiary Kyrio to Host the 5G Challenge

For the second consecutive year, CableLabs has been chosen to host the 5G Challenge, a competition held by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (NTIA-ITS). CableLabs will host the Challenge in partnership with its subsidiary, Kyrio, which built the first O-RAN Alliance Open Testing and Integration Center (OTIC) in the Americas. This year’s challenge will focus on testing interfaces among the Open RAN-specified subsystems, and will also expand to include the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) and 5G core network interfaces. The challenge seeks to accelerate the adoption of 5G open interfaces, interoperable subsystems and multi-vendor solutions.

CableLabs was chosen to host the Challenge due to its state-of-the-art 5G lab, which deploys fully virtualized 5G networks and mobile network technology expertise to ensure that testing meets NTIA-ITS’s goals with reliable, secure testing aligned with industry standards. CableLabs and Kyrio staff will assist contestant teams to ensure complete and accurate testing and will provide technical analysis of each test to the NTIA-ITS.

Learn more about the 5G Challenge and the CableLabs 5G lab.

About CableLabs

As the leading innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, CableLabs creates global impact through its member companies around the world and its subsidiary, Kyrio. With a state-of-the art research and innovation facility and collaborative ecosystem with thousands of vendors, CableLabs delivers impactful network technologies for the entire industry.