ENCQOR “5G” is a transformational $400-million partnership that brings together five global digital technology leaders (Ericsson, Ciena Canada Inc., Thales Canada Inc., IBM Canada, and CGI) and provincial coordinators Prompt, CEFRIO, Innovation ENCQOR, and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to build the next generation of digital infrastructure.

ENCQOR “5G” brings together large companies, SMEs, and academia, to contribute to the advancement of research, innovation and demonstration of applications using a pre-commercial 5G testbed.

This partnership is made possible in part by funding from the Canadian government and the provincial governments of Québec and Ontario.


Oversight of the ENCQOR “5G” initiative is provided by Innovation ENCQOR Inc., a non-profit organization charged with the project’s governance and administration.


Innovation ENCQOR Inc.'s Board of Directors is composed of:

Voting Board Members:

  • Germain Lamonde, Chairman of the Board
  • Suhayya Abu-Hakima
  • Paul Baptista
  • Peter A. Barnes
  • Frédéric Bastien
  • Claude Carrier
  • Corinne Charette
  • Andrew Hrymak
  • Étienne Lemieux
  • John Luszczek
  • Jonathan Milne
  • Nizar Ladak
  • Catherine Samson
  • Mark Shorey
  • Rodney G. Wilson

Board Observers:

  • Anne Bermonte, Government of Ontario
  • Éric Dagenais, Government of Canada
  • Philippe Dubuisson, Government of Québec
  • Claudia Kryiwak, Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)
  • Pierre Boucher, General Manger of Innovation ENCQOR

For more information on Innovation ENCQOR, read the news release.