Telco-X Collider Lab

The Telco-X Collider Lab is an AI partnership between the GSMA and the Sutardja Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Telco-X Collider Lab is a global platform to accelerate AI innovation for 5G. By bridging the gap between academia and industry, the Telco-X Collider Lab is a unique environment to create new AI applications for the telecom industry. The Lab will work on open-ended projects to explore new use cases for machine learning in future 5G networks, IoT and industry verticals.

Building on the experience of our spring 2020 course Innovating 5G Mobile Networks with AI, the Telco-X Collider Lab comprises an interactive mix of online and physical formats, which are dynamic and collaborative, through continual close interaction with UC Berkeley.

Partners will bring their real-world challenges and will be matched with UC Berkeley student teams. The first half of the initiative will see the creation of narratives and low-tech demos, while the second half will take these projects to the next level, transforming them into prototypes. In addition to a strong focus on innovation, the Telco-X Lab represents an opportunity to develop talents, engage with the ecosystem and thought leadership.

The Telco-X Collider Lab is open to GSMA members globally.

Key features for sponsoring organisations:

  • Innovate together with the brightest minds, connect with students, professors and experts
  • Bring your challenge, tackle real-world problems and transform ideas into working concepts
  • Transform tech-demo into prototypes in the lab and/or co-incubate with Berkeley
  • Access to internships, recruitment & acqui-hire
  • Opportunity to reskill-upskill talent
  • Work with industry and academic partners to drive AI advancements
  • Participate remotely

The Telco-X Collider Lab commences in January 2021. Join us!

For more information, cost of sponsorship and application form see below:


Note – we will accept participant sponsors until the final deadline of Tuesday, 15 December.

Much more than a next generation of technologies, 5G is a new era in which connectivity will become increasingly fluid and flexible. 5G networks will adapt to applications and performance will be tailored precisely to the needs of the user. 5G, combined with AI, has the power to change how we interact with the world.

The spring 2020 course Innovating 5G Mobile Networks with AI saw eight project teams present innovations, including 5G drones to combat wildfires, 5G & AR art galleries, an enhanced 911 emergency response service and healthcare services.