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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...

5G project gets $400M for grants, infrastructure and research centres

telecom | 03/20/2018 4:46 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A public-private partnership to foster 5G technology research in Ontario and Quebec will receive funding to the tune of $400 million over the next five years,...