Innovation cannot be led by one person, one government or one company. Innovation is made possible through collaboration and experimentation where visionaries and practitioners come together to challenge the status quo and create something entirely new. With our partners, we are driving use case development by unifying the ecosystem.
Together, corporate, technical and community partners, international carriers and forward-thinking customers from industries such as media and entertainment, transportation, oil and gas, manufacturing, and retail form the backbone of 5G efforts globally. They are the network, the hardware and software. They are industry leaders. They are the drivers of innovation.
The Lab takes startups through a purpose-built program to accelerate proof-of-concepts (POC), product testing and deployment and streamline the process of taking products and services from development to market. Collaboration with our partners is dynamic and can include technology and product licensing, co-development projects, business development opportunities, investment funding and research.
Just as we powered the cloud revolution, Intel will now leverage our expertise in delivering cloud-ready solutions to help nurture start-ups developing 5G and edge applications that focus on digital transformation for industries. There is an explosion of opportunities, but to make them a reality requires the kind of collaboration this lab offers enabling industry leaders like Intel, the 5G OI Lab founders, and start-ups alike to build, accelerate, and bring innovative 5G solutions to market.Caroline Chan, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platforms Group.
We’re just now entering what has the potential to be one of the most transformative technology revolutions in history. Think about the innovation that’s taken place solely because of network evolution. The entire gig economy—Lyft, AirBnB, DoorDash, Lime, etc.—wouldn’t exist without the advent of 4G networks. The next step to 5G will be even more transformative. And we’re going to be right in the middle of it. I can’t wait.Mike Katz, Executive Vice President, T-Mobile for Business