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Vodafone 5G Ready Startup Challenge

Apply for the Vodafone 5G Challenge

About Vodafone
 

Today, Vodafone has more than 470 million mobile customers, 14 million fixed broadband customers and 9.8 million TV customers. Connectivity underpins everything in today’s digital world. It’s the vital foundation for the applications and technologies that we rely on in our daily lives – think maps, contactless payment, video calls, and the whole range of mobile communications.

As we move further into the digital age, Vodafone is building upon these technologies. This is where 5G comes in. It’s a next-generation network robust and powerful enough to support the advanced applications we are striving for – things like connected homes, driverless cars, and augmented reality.

Vodafone, together with Unbound, is on a quest to identify 100 pioneering start-ups from across the globe, which can successfully utilise and profit from the new capabilities of 5G.

While the deadline for the Vodafone 5G Challenge has now passed, don't miss out on Unbound's other startup opportunities.

Vodafone Startup Battle Winners 2018

What is 5G?

5G is the new network generation and will make future technologies possible. 5G is set to completely transform the way we do business by bringing enormous data capacity, rapid speeds, and incredibly low latency. It will also enable us to explore developing technologies such as IoT, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The first 5G networks will begin to arrive soon, resulting in unparalleled levels of disruption.

5G brings along with it a whole host of new features, including:

  • Low Latency – 5G will reduce the current delay between interaction to as low as 1 millisecond, allowing for faster, more interactive gaming, for example.
  • Capacity – An enormous download speed of 10 Gigabit per second instead of 100Mbps will enable AR/VR massification and other use cases that require high throughput connectivity.
  • Slicing – This provides us with the ability to ‘slice’ the network into multiple layers, so if too many users come onto one layer, others will not be affected.

The Challenge

We are looking for game-changing propositions in the following categories:

Vodafone, together with Unbound, is on a quest to identify 100 pioneering start-ups from across the globe, which can successfully utilise and profit from the new capabilities of 5G.

If you are a start-up with a market deployed solution/prototype that can benefit from the use of 5G this might be the challenge for you!

  • Media, Entertainment & Gaming
  • Automotive
  • Industry 4.0
  • Healthcare
  • Smart cities

 

Start-ups who apply should either:

  • Be running on 3G/4G, but with the introduction of 5G their solution should drastically improve,
  • or rely solely on the new capabilities of 5G for their solution.

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The Prize

  • 100 startups recognised as a leading light in 5G by Vodafone and Unbound.
  • The top 20 will exhibit their solution at Unbound London.
  • Five will pitch on the Main Stage.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with Vodafone.


More possibilities will arise as the programme progresses, stay tuned to learn more.

While the deadline for the Vodafone 5G Challenge has now passed, don't miss out on Unbound's other startup opportunities.

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