ENCQOR News Releases
3,500 MHZ SPECTRUM AUCTION ENDS: IMPORTANT MILESTONE TOWARDS COMMERCIAL USE OF 5G REACHED
3,500 MHz spectrum auction ends Important milestone towards commercial use of 5G reachedThe commercial deployment of 5G in Canada took a major step forward on July 29 when the federal government announced the end of the 3,500 megahertz (MHz) band spectrum auction. The use of this band will "support both coverage and capacity for a […]
ENCQOR 5G ENDS THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE, REACHING THE 700 SME MARK
ENCQOR 5G ENDS THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE, REACHING THE 700 SME MARKDespite the challenges posed by the pandemic during the first six months of 2021, ENCQOR 5G is pleased with the strength of its mid-year results, having recently reached the milestone of 700 SMEs engaged in the program in […]
ENCQOR 5G CONTINUES TO BUILD MOMENTUM, PASSING THE 600 SME MARK
ENCQOR 5G is proud to announce that over 600 SMEs have joined the program since its launch in 2017. Participating SMEs are using ENCQOR 5G network solutions to modernize and transform a wide variety of sectors, including multimedia and entertainment, transportation, smart cities, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture and mining.
ENCQOR 5G and Ericsson Deploy Standalone 5G Network to Drive Innovation and Edge Applications
ENCQOR 5G and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) are pleased to announce the deployment of the ENCQOR 5G standalone end-to-end 5G network.
ENCQOR 5G EXCEEDS THE BAR OF 500 SMES
ENCQOR 5G EXCEEDS THE BAR OF 500 SMESThis remarkable milestone illustrates the significant footprint of the ENCQOR program in the development of a dynamic, diverse and innovative 5G ecosystem in CanadaMontreal (Quebec), March 18, 2021 – ENCQOR 5G is proud to announce that over 500 SMEs have now joined the program since its launch in […]
Kepstrum secures ENCQOR 5G support for collaborative 5G project to improve supply chain quality control and reliability
The ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program, facilitated by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), is pleased to announce a collaborative research project between Kepstrum Inc., the inventor of Product DNA and a global leading provider of AI and Physics-based Prognostics and Health Management technologies, and Ciena, a networking systems, services, and software company.
ADRIQ Announces 5G Adoption Project with Wallrus Creative Technologies as Part of the ENCQOR 5G Program
The Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) is proud to announce its 5G technology adoption project with Wallrus Creative Technologies. As a partner in the ENCQOR 5G program, ADRIQ assists Quebec companies from all sectors in the adoption and integration of 5G technology. The application developed by Wallrus Creative Technologies is one such project.
VEXXHOST COLLABORATES WITH CIENA AS PART OF CANADA’S ENCQOR 5G PARTNERSHIP
VEXXHOST is excited to announce its collaboration with Ciena under the auspices of the ENCQOR 5G partnership in Canada. ENCQOR 5G is a transformational public-private partnership focused on the research and innovation of 5G technologies.
A Year of Outstanding Achievements for ENCQOR 5G Despite a Difficult Context
Here we are in 2021, at the end of an unusual year, which has pushed each of us in our own fields to review our ways of doing things and adapt to the new reality. Although ENCQOR 5G has been no exception, we can certainly say today, that our program was able to continue with success by adapting to the circumstances.
ENCQOR 5G INCREASES ITS MOMENTUM DESPITE THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE PANDEMIC
Mobilization and engagement activities within the ENCQOR 5G program are picking up pace this fall, despite the constraints posed by the pandemic.
ENCQOR 5G Year “3” Activity Report
ENCQOR 5G Year "3" Activity Report: A STRONG BALANCE SHEET DESPITE THE PANDEMICIt is with pride and pleasure that I share with you today the third annual ENCQOR 5G activity report, ending on September 30th. It is available on the homepage of our website. This report reminds us that much has been accomplished over the […]
ENCQOR 5G AND OVA JOIN FORCES TO OFFER SMEs THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP VIRTUAL REALITY SOLUTIONS POWERED BY 5G TECHNOLOGY
ENCQOR 5G is pleased to announce the signing of a new collaboration agreement with OVA inc. to offer SMEs the opportunity to develop Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions, all while taking advantage of the power of 5G technology.
Ciena Drives 5G Innovation Based on Open and Standards-based Architecture
5G is not only the fifth generation of mobile communications, but also the synthesis of an era of technology convergence. In recognizing the value of collaboration in the digital ecosystem, Ciena is a proud founding partner of the transformational ENCQOR 5G partnership.
IRISTEL ENTERS INTO A COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH ENCQOR 5G
ENCQOR 5G is pleased to announce the signing of a new collaboration agreement with Iristel, an innovative player in the telecommunications sector based in Markham, Ontario, with operations across Canada. Through this agreement, Iristel will have access to ENCQOR's 5G test bed to perform various technology development work and test new solutions using 5G technology.
ENCQOR 5G CONTINUES ITS ACTIVITIES DESPITE THE RESURGENCE OF THE PANDEMIC
In recent weeks, ENCQOR 5G has continued to operate steadily despite the resurgence of the pandemic in Canada. The health provisions and measures taken by ENCQOR 5G and validated by the appropriate authorities ensure the efficient and safe continuity of our activities.
ERICSSON PREDICTS ACCELERATED GLOBAL DEPLOYMENT OF 5G BY 2025
ENCQOR 5G has now helped over 450 small and medium enterprises in Canada gain access to pre-commercial 5G technology. This proves that many companies see an opportunity with 5G either to define new products and services or that 5G will enable the digitalization of sectors and industries that have yet to transform.
ENCQOR 5G IS IN A POSITION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE OF OUR ECONOMY
ENCQOR 5G welcomes the major economic priorities identified by the Premiers of Quebec and Ontario. Through its presence in both provinces, ENCQOR 5G is very well positioned to be an active player in this economic recovery plan.
IBM technology driving 5G component Innovation
ENCQOR 5G: IBM technology driving 5G component InnovationAs one of the five anchor partners of the ENCQOR 5G program, IBM Canada provides the packaging technology solutions required to support the next generation of 5G components. IBMs success in this application space is driven by its long history of microelectronics assembly knowhow intermixed with new innovative […]
A BUSY FALL SEASON AT ENCQOR 5G
We are pleased to begin a program with a higher education institution where the ENCQOR 5G test bench will be used in a training program for engineering students.
ENCQOR 5G Exceeds the 450+ SME Bar
Despite the constraints posed by the pandemic and the summer holidays, several new SMEs have joined ENCQOR 5G in recent weeks, passing the milestone of 450+ SMEs committed to the program.
ENCQOR 5G and Beyond: CGI Driving 5G Innovation
In addition to its role as one of five anchor partners of the ENCQOR 5G program in Canada, CGI is involved in several other 5G initiatives in other geographies.
ENCQOR 5G: Open Access to the Full Potential of 5G Technology
The full potential of 5G will be revealed to Canadians gradually, as new and innovative applications are developed and can be supported by powerful, high-performance 5G terminals and networks to function well and deliver their full potential.
A Trusted Autonomous Vehicle Running on the Power of the Cloud
In 2018, in collaboration with its industry partners, the Government of Canada and the provincial governments of Ontario and Quebec, Thales invested in the ENCQOR 5G project to participate in the development of 5G technology and support the creation of a 5G communications network in Canada.
Successful remote use and demonstration of ENCQOR 5G
ENCQOR 5G is proud to sustainably continue its activities amid the ongoing pandemic by using innovative ways to support participating SMEs and its various partners.
A Transformative and Structuring Partnership for the Canadian Economy
Already, the establishment of this first pre-commercial 5G broadband digital wireless telecommunications infrastructure corridor in the country offers significant assistance to innovators participating in 5G projects in Quebec and Ontario, enabling them to turn their new ideas into reality or improve their products, making the digital economy a reality.
Concordia University, ENCQOR 5G and Ericsson join forces to create the Industrial Research Chair in Cloud and Edge Computing for 5G and Beyond
Concordia University, ENCQOR 5G and Ericsson are proud to announce the creation of the new Industrial Research Chair in Cloud and Edge Computing. The new chair will aim to increase the performance of the 5G network by relying on cloud and edge computing technologies and artificial intelligence (AI).
ENCQOR 5G passes the 400+ SME mark
We have now passed the 400+ mark for SMEs and other participants registered in the ENCQOR 5G program, demonstrating the great interest in the potential and possibilities of 5G technology among companies in Quebec and Ontario.
Requests from SMEs for access to the ENCQOR 5G systems and network are coming in
As a reminder, external access to the ENCQOR 5G systems and network in our 5 innovation centres can be obtained by SMEs that request it. Furthermore, indoor access can now be possible in some of our centres, upon request.
Our Partners Remain Firmly Committed to the Development of 5G Solutions Despite COVID-19
Despite the significant impacts of COVID-19, a number of SMEs, ENCQOR partners and researchers have continued their work on ENCQOR 5G projects in the past few months. We recognize the perseverance of our project partners in Quebec and Ontario in the development of solutions and applications using 5G.
5G TECHNOLOGY: MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER
In the context of the global pandemic, SMEs in Ontario and Quebec are being called on to transform how we do business in several sectors across Canada.
ENCQOR 5G and Mitacs Join Forces to Support Quebec SMEs and 5G Innovation to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges
Through this new Mitacs-ENCQOR 5G agreement, additional funding is available for Quebec SME businesses and post-secondary partnership initiatives that want to use the ENCQOR 5G network to address the demands placed on 5G technology development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ENCQOR 5G Invites Quebec and Ontario SMEs and Researchers to Develop 5G Solutions to Help Canada Become More Resilient When Faced with Situations such as COVID-19 Pandemic
ENCQOR 5G is pleased to announce the launch of a technological challenge for Quebec and Ontario SMEs to develop innovative 5G solutions to help Canada become more resilient when facing situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
ENCQOR 5G: 3 YEARS OF SERVING QUEBEC AND ONTARIO SMEs
Three years ago, ENCQOR 5G started up its activities. Much has been accomplished since then thanks to the commitment of SMEs and our business partners. We intend to build on this momentum, while adapting to the current situation resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
ENCQOR 5G: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF OUR REMOTELY AVAILABLE FUNCTIONALITIES
The loT Accelerator and Cloud Emulation applications are also remotely accessible for SMEs and our other business partners. We are working on solutions with respect to the 5G telephony service, which is normally only available when the innovation centres are open.
UPDATE FROM ENCQOR 5G ON THE CONTINUATION OF ITS OPERATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19
We would like to provide an update on the continuation of ENCQOR 5G’s activities in the context of the events surrounding COVID-19. For safety reasons, the five innovation centres associated with ENCQOR 5G are closed until further notice. ENCQOR 5G will continue to offer its services and functionalities that are available remotely to SMEs and other business partners.
The ADRIQ and ENCQOR 5G Sign Collaboration Agreement
Through this agreement, a large ecosystem of Quebec SMEs and institutions will be able to access the ENCQOR 5G technological platform to deploy adoption projects.
ENCQOR 5G Reaches a New Milestone in Signing Memorandums of Understanding With 6 Telecom Service Providers
ENCQOR 5G is very pleased to announce that it has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with 6 telecom service providers in Canada. These enterprises are (in alphabetical order): Bell, Cogeco, Ecotel (Ambra Solutions), Rogers, Telus and Vidéotron.
ENCQOR 5G launches first public mmWave service in Canada
Canada’s first publicly accessible 5G mmWave service is now live at Invest Ottawa, and will be rolled out to the other ENCQOR 5G sites in Quebec and Ontario in the coming weeks.
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.
Historic ENCQOR partnership will launch Canada’s 5G communication highway
Digital technology partnership yields $400-million investment
5G Opening Doors to New Technology Applications
The fifth generation of mobile communications, or 5G, coming to Canada promises greater speed, capacity and reliability, making possible new digital products and services that are expected to change the way we live and work.
SOURCE: The Globe and Mail
How 5G will power smart cities of the future
Imagine a city where autonomous vehicles communicate with traffic lights and on-the-ground sensors to clear traffic jams. This is just an example of the potential solutions that could come from the advancement of 5G, the next generation of cellular technology. With each new generation comes new possibilities.
SOURCE: The Globe and Mail
Your Business with David Wojcik – Epi 27 – 5G Networks
Tim Kostyniuk, Senior Director, Digital Economy Technologies. OCE, spoke with David Wojcik about 5G networks.
SOURCE: NEWSTALK Sauga 960 AM
ENCQOR 5G testbed ready to collaborate with businesses
ENCQOR 5G, the first pre-commercial 5G wireless testbed is now running and ready for the “start of business collaboration” in specific industries.
SOURCE: Mobile Syrup
Why the $400 million 5G funding announcement matters for Canadians
A sign that Canada is taking 5G innovation very seriously
SOURCE: Mobile Syrup
Ontario and Quebec to launch ‘5G corridor’ through $400 million public-private partnership
Ontario and Quebec are receiving a pre-commercial 5G testbed network through a $400 million CAD private-public partnership.
SOURCE: Mobile Syrup
Feds, Ontario and Quebec to invest $200-million in linked network of 5G research labs
The federal government and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec are investing $200-million in a series of linked laboratories for 5G technology, hoping to spur the development of Canadian innovations to run on the next generation of wireless networks.
SOURCE: The Globe and Mail
Super-fast, next-generation 5G wireless to get $200M research boost from governments
Get ready for new, blisteringly fast networks that will replace what you're currently using.
SOURCE: CBC News
Canadian governments partner with digital heavyweights to prepare for 5G future
The governments of Canada, Ontario and Quebec are partnering with some of the world’s digital heavyweights to usher in the next generation of wireless technology.
SOURCE: The Canadian Press