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ENCQOR mmWave 5G service now available at Ottawa site

telecom | 10/24/2019 11:02 am EDT

The public-private partnership known as ENCQOR 5G has now made mmWave spectrum available to participants. ENCQOR 5G was first announced in 2018 as a 5G laboratory of sorts, funded by $400 million from the federal government over five years, alongside contributions from some of the world’s largest communications companies, including Ericsson AB,  Ciena Inc., and IBM Corp. The project’s first test bed got up and running in July, and Wednesday’s announcement adds the use of the mmWave spectrum -- spectrum in the 30 GHz to 100 GHz range that will be used for 5G -- to the mix.  In...

TeraXion sells division to Ciena

telecom | 01/19/2016 6:49 pm EST

Quebec City's TeraXion said Tuesday that it has sold its high-speed photonics components division to networking technology company Ciena Corp. TeraXion said in a press release the assets and related intellectual property of this business are being sold for $46.6 million in cash. It said Ciena intends to "maintain critical design and innovation resources in Quebec City" while using the acquisition to "bolster" Ciena's existing R&D centre in Ottawa. Ciena is headquartered in Hanover, Md. TeraXion said it would continue operations in Quebec City related to fibre-optic communications, fibre lasers and optical-sensing applications....

Ciena announces new Ottawa campus

telecom | 05/08/2015 2:57 pm EDT

Ciena Corp. said Friday it is moving into a new campus in the west end of Ottawa on a property that was formerly used by BlackBerry Ltd. Ciena, which is headquartered in Hanover, Md., said in a press release that employees will...

Ciena loses less money in first quarter

telecom | 03/07/2014 7:15 pm EST

Network builder Ciena Corp. reported a smaller loss for its first fiscal quarter than in the same period a year earlier. The company said in a press release Thursday that it lost $15.9 million US in the quarter ended Jan. 31...