Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile reveal winning teams at T Challenge 2024 program

Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US announced winning teams at the T Challenge 2024 program, which recognizes innovative start-ups.
Winners of T Challenge 2024The T Challenge 2024 has received 300 submissions from 40 countries.

First place:

Synthefy (USA) is a spinout from Stanford University and the Unversity of Texas, Austin, with generative AI for the analysis of timeseries and network log data. Synthefy’s platform incorporates multi-modal metadata and enables analyzing of timeseries by simple text prompts.

Second place:

Inveniam (France) offers AI solution based on Computer Vision technology. Inveniam uses camera-based AI or efficient asset monitoring and field work quality assurance.

Third place:

Rockfish Data (USA), a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off, provides AI platform using synthetic data to improve network performance and security, enabling cost reductions and new revenue streams.

Special prizes:

Most engaging presentation: University of Washington (USA)

Greatest Integration Potential: Tiami Networks (USA)

Most visionary solution: GeoSPS (Germany)

Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US are focusing on creativity of digital pioneers from various areas like startups and research in order to find applications for artificial intelligence in the telecommunications sector.

T Challenge 2024 offers a prize money of 150,000 euros for the first-place winner for supporting international AI innovation.

The competition was looking for solutions on how artificial intelligence can improve network management and the customer experience. The winning teams will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to further develop and implement their technologies together with T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom in the USA and Europe.

“The startups demonstrated what real benefits of AI can mean for our network and beyond,” Claudia Nemat, Board member for Technology and Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, said.

“The sheer amount of innovation on display throughout the competition makes me excited for what’s to come as AI continues to transform our industry,” said Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology, T-Mobile US.

“AI has the power to make network ecosystems drastically more efficient,” added John Saw, EVP and Chief Technology Officer T-Mobile US. “The winners from this year’s competition are paving the way for the future of telecoms and what that might look like in the age of AI.”

This is the fourth edition of the T Challenge. The previous editions focused on home networking, XR technologies and Web3.

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