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Digital Catapult and SONIC Labs at MWC 2023

Date: 27 February 2023 08:30 - 2 March 2023 16:00


Digital Catapult colleagues will be in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2023 from 27 February – 02 March.

We’re excited to have three speakers from Digital Catapult within the main agenda, including:

The SONIC Labs team will also have a pod space within the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion in Hall 7, Stand 7B41.
Drop by to say hello if you’re at the conference!

If you’re interested in setting up a meeting with our SONIC Labs team at MWC please reach out to: [email protected] 

About the programme

Funded by DSIT, SONIC Labs (SmartRAN Open Network Interoperability Centre) is a programme from Digital Catapult and Ofcom to encourage, support and accelerate new vendors to enter the telecoms supply chain in the UK. It is driving forward the rollout of Open RAN, which enables mobile networks to be built using a variety of different equipment suppliers.

SONIC Labs is a commercially-neutral, collaborative, environment for testing interoperability and integration of open, disaggregated and software-centric network solutions and multi-vendor architectures. It has been designed to offer mobile network vendors and integration companies:

  • A place for collaborative, peer-assisted, integration and interoperability testing of products and solutions at a pre-commercial development stage, addressing the challenges of multi-vendor end-to-end solutions
  • A technical platform. A commercially-neutral, multi-tenancy open network testbed providing real world indoor and outdoor scale environments, including test and measurement capabilities
  • A programme focused on helping vendors accelerate technology development and early stage integration work, with targeted innovation activities, and facilitated interactions with potential adopters such as network operators and deployers of networks

You can find more information about the programme here.