CableLabs today announced six winners of The 10G Challenge, a competition meant to inspire innovators to leverage emerging 10G broadband networks.

An industry consortium of NCTA, CableLabs, and Cable Europe has established a 10G brand, calling it the next leap for cable broadband. The initiative aims to make DOCSIS-based networks more competitive with FTTH-based networks, offering symmetrical mult-gigabit service capability.

To further emphasize that next leap, the 10G Challenge was designed to encourage innovation in live, work, learn and play categories. Participants submitted short videos demonstrating their technology or idea. Collaborator companies Corning, Intel, Mayo Clinic, and Zoom reviewed the submissions to determine finalists in each category.

Each of the winners will receive a cash prize to further their project’s development, with the grand prize and four category winners to present their technologies and connect with leading industry professionals at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022.

MediView was named the grand prize winner and plans to use the $100,000 award to support the development of its technology. The company leverages advanced virtual reality technology to help patients in rural areas access care from National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers without having to leave their community

Category winners will receive $50,000 each, while the People’s Choice award winner will receive $10,0000. 

CableLabs 10G Challenge

The category award winners include:

Live: Xennial Digital, which is creating the future of medical simulation training using the reliability of the 10G broadband network.

Work: TractorCloud, which develops hardware and software solutions that save farmers thousands of dollars and drive the future of tractor fleet management.

Learn: KC Digital Drive, which plans to utilize the 10G network to expand access to nursing education via digital twin classrooms.

Play: Dana Leung’s “Interacting Within Live-Action Video Scenes” technology, which hopes to enhance consumer experiences, whether shopping or watching movies, with real-time VR.

People’s Choice: T4 Movement Engineering, which helps patients identify the root cause of their musculoskeletal issues and improve rehabilitation in an innovative, low-cost, simple, and scalable manner.

“With the speed and security of 10G, the possibilities unlocked by the network of the future’s lower latencies, faster symmetrical speeds, improved reliability and enhanced security are seemingly endless,” said Phil McKinney, CableLabs president and CEO, in a prepared statement about the CableLabs 10G Challenge. “Our team at CableLabs was excited by the incredible depth and breadth of innovative solutions submitted by individual entrepreneurs, innovators and organizations from across North America — and we look forward to empowering the winners to move their life-changing technologies forward.”

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