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Our 5G innovation partnerships

We’ve partnered with leading universities and tech organizations to build a made in Canada 5G ecosystem. In doing so, we’ve invested millions in the creation of 5G research facilities and the development of 5G applications. Here’s how we are investing to make more possible, today.

What do our partnerships bring?

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Technological evolution

Our 5G network will be more than just a step up from 4G, it will bring billions of connections across Canada. Over time, the power of 5G technology will create even more possibilities - smart cities, fully automated cars, real-time robotics, truly connected homes, and so much more.

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Stronger wireless infrastructure

We’ve invested over $30 billion in wireless infrastructure and almost $20 million in Canadian partnerships to research, develop, and commercialize 5G applications. Working with partners across industries, universities, and government, we continue to invest in new wireless innovations.

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Building a 5G economy

Through 5G technology, we will help develop a workforce skilled in using 5G applications. Our investments can potentially contribute up to $40 billion annually to Canada’s economy by 2026 and create 250,000 jobs.

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University of British Columbia

We’ve helped create North America’s first 5G smart campus at the University of British Columbia – a living lab that provides faculty and students the means to develop and test 5G applications, such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and early Earthquake and tsunami detection technology.

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University of Waterloo

We’re working with the University of Waterloo through a three-year, multi-million dollar partnership to advance 5G research in the Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor. This partnership will push 5G research forward in the areas of engineering, network design, applied mathematics and artificial intelligence using central Canada’s first 5G smart campus.

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Communitech

Through our three-year partnership with Communitech, Canada’s leading tech hub, we’ve opened Rogers Create, a new 5G innovation lab. The lab focuses on accelerating the creation of smart city, Internet of Things (IoT), and enterprise 5G applications.