ENCQOR is a transformational $400-million partnership to ramp up technology-driven business growth and brings together the governments of Canada, Québec, and Ontario while being led by five global digital technology leaders — Ericsson, Ciena, Thales, IBM Canada, and CGI.
A five-year initiative, ENCQOR will establish the first Canadian pre-commercial corridor of 5G digital infrastructure – the next generation of digital communication technology and the key to unlocking the massive potential of smart cities, e-health, e-education, connected and autonomous vehicles, on-demand entertainment and media, and the Internet of Things (IoT), among others.
A public-private partnership in ultra-high-speed communications infrastructure, ENCQOR will focus on research and innovation in the field of 5G disruptive technologies, on adoption initiatives, and system uses. With download times up to 100 times faster than current 4G technology, 5G and ENCQOR will transform the capabilities of Québec and Ontario SMEs to create and compete in the global marketplace.
ENCQOR is an open collaborative platform for research, innovation, and application demonstration that will be accessible through innovation centres spanning the Ontario-Québec corridor, enabling small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Québec, Ontario and broader Canadian ecosystems to develop new products and services for the next stage of the 5G digital revolution.
For more information, please visit the ENCQOR website.