Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation

Providing a platform where small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can test ideas and technology.


ENCQOR 5G (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) is a transformational Canada-Québec-Ontario partnership focused on research and innovation in the field of 5G disruptive technologies, on adoption initiatives and system uses. ENCQOR 5G establishes the first Canadian pre-commercial corridor of 5G digital infrastructure — the key to making the digital economy a reality.

ENCQOR 5G focuses on giving SMEs, researchers and academia access to 5G networks. The initiative is designed to both unlock the technological promise of 5G in the near term and drive long-term economic growth in Ontario and Québec and in the broader Canadian innovation ecosystem.


ENCQOR 5G has four distinct streams focused on supporting small-to-medium sized enterprises across Ontario and Québec, assisting in the pre-development of research, collaboration and vital testing of 5G technologies.

ENCQOR 5G has five Digital Innovation Hubs, located in both Ontario and Québec, that will provide open access to state-of-the-art 5G infrastructure and technology. The Hubs are located in the following five communities:

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Latest News & Announcements

Canada’s First 5G Wireless Network for Open Innovation is Open for Business

Testbeds in Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal and Quebec City now operational

ENCQOR 5G Webinar–5G and SMEs: What Is It and Why Should My Company Be Paying Attention?

The global race to implement Fifth Generation (5G) wireless digital infrastructure is on. But what will 5G mean for tech-driven small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? Join us for a high-level, electronic fireside chat that will examine the business, economic and social implications of 5G technology.