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The Short Report – May 8, 2019: Cannabis R&D, fuel cell demo, accelerator funding

With the goal becoming a mainstream healthcare company, Smiths Falls, ON-based Canopy Growth Corp. has spun off a new division – Spectrum Therapeutics – to oversee the company’s commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations, and recently acquired Germany-based C3Cannabinoid Compound Company, which develops cannabinoid-based medical therapies. – Canopy Growth…

Federal gov’t, provinces collaborate to build 5G test bed for SMEs

Investments amounting to $400 million over five years will go to building a series of linked laboratories for 5G technology along the Ontario-Quebec corridor. Under the Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation (ENCQOR) project, the federal and provincial governments and private sector partners have committed funds…

Ericsson sets up Global ICT Centre in Montreal suburb

Ericsson has selected the Montreal suburb of Vaudreuil-Dorion as its third network of Global ICT Centres. The network, Ericsson’s first outside of Sweden, will create virtual global environment for the development of cloud infrastructure and services. The highly-scalable facility’s location was chosen to further tap into Montreal’s growing expertise as an R&D engineering hub. The…

Ericsson, Rogers join Ottawa water quality testing pilot

Ericsson and Rogers Communications will participate in the City of Ottawa‘s Connected Water Innovation Pilot Program, a first-in-Canada early detection warning system using real-time data to predict, prevent and respond to water quality issues. The pilot will utilize Internet of Things, cloud and LTE mobile broadband technologies and sensors to collect data across the city’s…

Ciena and Ericsson ink joint distribution deal

Ciena Corp and Ericsson have signed a joint development and distribution deal that will see the two telecommunications networking firms develop joint transport solutions for IP-optical convergence and a software-defined networking (SDN) collabor- ation framework. Although both foreign-owned, the agreement allows the two firms to further exploit valuable technological expertise developed in Ottawa and acquired…

BelAir Networks acquired by Ericsson

BelAir Networks Inc is being acquired by Stockholm Sweden-based Ericsson for an estimated price of more than $100 million. The privately held BelAir is a developer and marketer of carrier-grade WiFi network equipment with a staff of more than 120. Since its inception in 2001, it has raised approximately $70 million from several venture capital…

CANARIE participates in longest 10 Gig transmission

CANARIE’s CA*net 4 network has participated in a project creating the world’s longest 10 Gigabit ethernet circuit stretching from the Univ of Tokyo to CERN in Geneva Switzerland. The interconnecting light path was 18,500 km long and spanned 17 time zones, using equipment from Nortel Networks Corp, Foundry Networks, Cisco Systems and others. The demonstration…