January 17, 2021
Commerce Dept., Pentagon announce ‘Open 5G’ challenge to help spur next-generation networks
The Commerce and Defense departments are asking for the public's suggestions on how to execute a new, fifth-generation wireless technology competition aimed at developing open 5G networks.
In a "notice of inquiry" released Monday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced the "creation of a 5G Challenge that would accelerate the development of the open 5G stack ecosystem in support of Department of Defense missions."
"A key innovation in 5G that is becoming more pervasive in the larger 5G...