The 5G Early Access Program is a one-month program which culminates in startups testing their product in one our 5G testbeds. Deutsche Telekom offers indoor and outdoor 5G testbeds in Berlin, Krakow and Seattle — environments where developers, startups, corporates, and hyperscalers can test 5G APIs directly on a fully functional 5G standalone core network.
We are currently updating our testbeds; the program will be continued in the second half of 2023. In the meantime, stay tuned!
Our 5G APIs interact directly with our 5G Radio Access Network (RAN). They may allow to obtain information from the network, such as location, congestion, and more, or can configure network settings. These APIs, such as 5G Latency API, 5G QoS API or 5G Throughput API, can, for example, set a quality of service for a device or IP flow.
Developers, startups, corporates and hyperscalers can apply for our 5G Early Access Program to validate the impact of our 5G APIs on your own APIs and apps in our testbed. Get a head start into new business opportunities by learning early how your products can utilize 5G functionalities. We support you during the complete lifecycle of the program and provide working space, active mentoring as well as passive communication channels for your questions. There is also some space for select participants to become a hubraum resident after the conclusion of the individual test batches.
So far we had four batches of start-ups and hyperscalers who used the opportunity to leapfrog their competition by being among the first to get first-hand experience of 5G and 5G APIs. We closely supported the program with qualified market research. One key finding: Invest in state-of-the-art documentation of your APIs if you want to win over developers!