Province of Ontario Awards Funding to CENGN

Kanata’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) awarded funding.

The 2017 Ontario Budget was announced yesterday, and we are very proud and excited to see funding announced for Kanata North Company CENGN.  The funding received will enable CENGN to extend the CENGN cloud to all 18 Regional Innovation Centres throughout Ontario.

The CENGN Cloud will allow for Next Generation Networking (NGN) development, as well as industry collaboration and connectivity. Innovation projects; like Smart Agriculture, Mining, Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart City, in addition to the improvement to both rural and urban life in Ontario.

The CENGN Cloud will build on its Federally funded NCE program to introduce a Smart Network Infrastructure that allows for collaboration between Industry, research / academia, and government bodies across Ontario.

This investment will enable CENGN to bring on 150 ICT Companies looking to demonstrate their innovations, train 1000 people in NGN technology and allow for 300 student placements.

5G networks are the backbone of future technologies and we applaud the Province of Ontario for recognizing the expertise and capabilities that CENGN offers to advance the development and availability of next generation networks and give Ontario businesses an edge.

View summary of the 2017 Budget announcement.