A $400 M public-private partnership, the objective of the ENCQOR project (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) is to develop technologies and infrastructure for 5G networks. ENCQOR is financed by the governments of Canada, Ontario and Québec, and by five leaders in the digital sector (Ericsson, Ciena, Thales, IBM and CGI).
Focused on accelerating the shift to a digital economy and enhancing the competitiveness of Canada, Quebec and Ontario within the global economy, ENCQOR aims to make Canada a world leader in the wireless future through a 5G-based open innovation platform.
International partnerships are also a possibility thanks to a collaboration between ENCQOR 5G in Canada and 5G PPP in Europe
There are five ENCQOR 5G digital innovation hubs in Ontario and Québec, including Centech, which is currently the most active.