Are you an innovator developing new services, applications or technologies that will need a faster, more secure network? We want to support and inspire you to leverage the 10G network of the future. 10G will support a whole new realm of services and applications that improve the way we LIVE, WORK, LEARN and PLAY.

Apply today to win up to $100,000 USD and an opportunity to connect with industry leaders. Submit your application by July 1, 2022.

What is the 10G Challenge

The 10G Challenge is powered by CableLabs in collaboration with industry experts to inspire innovators to leverage the emerging 10G network. The Challenge is designed to support developing technologies, services and applications that rely on the network of the future.

The 10G network is bringing higher internet speeds, more security, lower latency and improved reliability. 10G is a new, powerful broadband network that serves as a platform for innovators to develop new solutions that impact the way we live, work, learn and play.

CableLabs, a leading innovation lab, is committed to helping advance R&D and collaboration for a 10G future. We are innovators helping innovators accelerate the delivery of technologies that impact the world.

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Judged in part by: Mayo Clinic

Healthcare is leading the way for technologies that improve and save lives. As healthcare innovation soars, new technologies will impact access, costs and health outcomes.

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Judged by: Corning

A suite of smart, intuitive technologies will transform the way we collaborate and solve problems, boosting creativity and productivity. From remote work to immersive demos, emerging technologies will make a big impact on the way we do business.

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Judged in part by: Zoom

Learning will be amplified through VR worlds, light field holodecks and omnipresent AI assistance. With the right network speed and visionary thinking, this is where the classrooms of the future are headed.

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Judged in part by: Intel

There are a myriad of services arising that will affect the way we play and entertain in the future. The world of gaming, concerts and movies is evolving to a new level of fun.

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The future will be driven by the technologies we invent today. Join the 10G Challenge today!


How to submit your idea

Entering the contest is easy. To submit, fill out the application and share a 3-minute video about your technology, service or application. The final deadline to submit is July 1, 2022.

Your video should include:

  • What problem your technology solves
  • A description or demonstration of your solution
  • Why your technology is dependent on low latency, reliability, security and/or speed
  • How your solution impacts the way we LIVE, WORK, LEARN or PLAY


Submissions are open through July 1, 2022, however, submitting your idea early increases your chances of gaining more People’s Choice votes.


All submissions will be reviewed by representatives from industry experts to determine finalists in each category.

Winner Selection

Winners will be chosen by business leaders and will be notified by August 2022.
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Six winners will be chosen: One Grand Prize Winner, one winner in each category and a People’s Choice Winner.

The Grand Prize Winner and the category winners will have the opportunity to present their technology at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022. CableLabs will provide air transportation, conference passes and hotel expenses for two, up to $5,000 USD. At Expo, you will be able to connect with industry professionals and your idea will be publicized by CableLabs.

Grand Prize


One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100,000 USD cash prize to help move their technology forward.

Category Winners


The winner of each category will receive a $50,000 USD cash prize to support the development of their technology.

People’s Choice


One contestant will be voted the People’s Choice Winner and will receive a $10,000 USD cash prize.