Organization: Rogers Communications

Huawei benefits outweigh drawbacks for Canada’s 5G network, says veteran telecom expert

Canada can build its 5G networks wthout Huawei, but the Chinese telecom giant’s participation would likely improve innovation, price and delivery. A federal decision on Huawei’s potential role is expected soon. Meanwhile, Rogers Communications, which has partnered with Swedish equipment supplier Ericsson, lit up Canada’s first 5G network last week.

The Short Report, January 22, 2020: Ontario scholarship for Flight 752 victims; automation threat in Manitoba; superclusters unveil new projects

The government of Ontario has created a scholarship fund to honour the 57 Canadians who died on Flight 752. The new fund will disburse scholarships of $10,000 to 57 students, one in memory of each victim. “Many of the victims were students and professors with bright futures, studying and teaching at Ontario universities and colleges, and…

The Short Report, January 8, 2020: Forward with 5G in central Canada; Ottawa buys a laser; a faster path to accessible AI

Rogers Communications and the University of Waterloo are partnering to build the first 5G network in central Canada, for research into 5G-related engineering, network design, applied mathematics and artificial intelligence. The partnership is part of a broader $20-million program by Rogers to invest in Canadian 5G research and development. The company has already collaborated with the…

The Short Report, July 24, 2019: 5G, Indigenous health, John Knubley

Rogers Communications has partnered with Waterloo accelerator Communitech to open a 5G innovation lab, opening in September and focusing on smart city, IoT and enterprise applications. – Yahoo Finance Saskatoon-based software company Vendasta Technologies Inc. has raised $40-million in venture capital, the largest ever for a Saskatchewan tech company. – The Globe and Mail Ottawa calls it the largest…

The Short Report, June 19, 2019 – Research chairs, cybersecurity, Strategic Innovation Fund

Science and Sports minister Kirsty Duncan has announced over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. It was the most gender diverse competition yet: 47% women, 22% visible minorities, 5% persons with disabilities, and 4% Indigenous peoples. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing another $5.2 million…

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…

Wavefront receives $9.5 million in CAIP support

Wavefront will expand its reach and programs for wireless innovation across the country with $9.5 million in funding from the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP). Wavefront works with mobile and Internet of Things entrepreneurs by providing services and mentorship to develop products, establish markets and expand their businesses. The Vancouver-based Centre of Excellence for…

Companies joins forces to combat cyber crime

Several high tech firms are collaborating with the federal government and Concordia Univ to establish an alliance to identify and combat cyber threats. In an unprecedented move, Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, Microsoft Canada Co and the Competition Bureau of Canada are banding together to create National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance Canada, a neutral research venue…