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Contest Details
Event Rules
The semi shortlist
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Supporting Unit
Purpose of the competition
At MWC 2024 Shanghai, top experts and software developers from telecom and the connected industries will gather together. Supported by GSMA-led Open Gateway initiative, the “GSMA-China Telecom Open Gateway Hackathon”will embrace innovations around the hackthon theme of "Infinite Innovation, Connected convergence."

The hackathon is open to developers worldwide, who will transform the profound capabilities of the telecommunications services to innovative solutions through the contest, experience the convenience brought by the standardization of communication capabilities, combine Open Gateway complied APIs with real-world scenarios, and turn innovative thinking to applications with business and social impact in a limited timeframe. Join the hackathon and show your talents on the stage at MWC Shanghai, and let us witness the exciting moments together!
Introduction to OpenLab
The GSMA Open Gateway initiative is a globally accessible network application programming interface (API) framework launched by GSMA at MWC Barcelona 2023. This initiative aims to provide a common access interface that facilitates developers to quickly access operator networks, thus accelerating the development of digital services and applications.

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Schedule introduction
  • May 9 Registration Opens
  • May 9 - June 3 Registration & Online Idea Submission
  • June 4 - June 5 Preliminary selection and announcement of results at Open Lab
  • 9am, June 25 - 9am, June 27 Semi-finals, creation of works, 48-hour development in Shanghai
  • June 27 Live defense of contest works, expert judges score and select the top six and innovation prizes
  • June 28 Finals & Award ceremony & work display
Competition instructions
Development Platform
The contest will rely on GSMA-China Telecom Open Gateway Open Lab, where developers will use Open Gateway standard APIs and online or offline development tools to complete software development within 48 hours.
Submission Format
The final deliverables can be Apps, Web pages, or other forms that can be directly applied to production and life.
Creative Works
Applications for reliable communication in scenarios such as industrial manufacturing, autonomous driving, drones, and virtual reality based on QoD, or anti-fraud applications in the financial sector based on APIs like SIM Swap; as well as utilizing network-native APIs like voice messaging in combination with various terminals to achieve ubiquitous communication capabilities.
First Prize

1 team
50000 RMB

Second Prize

2 teams
30000 RMB

Third Prize

3 teams
10000 RMB

Creativity Award

6 teams
5000 RMB

Additional Benefits:
· Winning works will be promoted and displayed on the China Telecom developer platform.
· The winning teams will be awarded and showcased at MWC 2024 Shanghai.
· Winning student groups will receive recommendations for internship opportunities at China Telecom.
Evaluation of Works
Completion 50%:
· The contest work must use at least one Open Gateway standard capability.
· The code specification, readability, maintainability, and innovation of the contest work.
· The degree of completion and integrity of the contest work.
· The UI design of the contest work, including interactivity and user- friendliness.
Project Innovation 30%:
· Whether the contest work is original.
· Whether the contest work solves actual industry problems.
· Whether the contest work has commercial value.
· Whether the contest work has real-world application scenarios.
Social Value 20%:
· The contest work should be based on the concept of sustainable development and create positive value.
· The contest work should have practical application scenarios through a complete and feasible solution.
· The contest work should meet user needs and focus on user experience.