University of Waterloo awarded funding to expand access to the Internet

Friday, January 13, 2017

Research at the University of Waterloo that has the potential to affordably connect billions of new users to the Internet via intelligent antennas will receive $6.1 million in joint funding from C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (C-COM) and the federal government.

C-COM and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will each provide funding of $3,055,000 over five years. C-COM will also provide $751,000 of in-kind support to the project, which Professor Safieddin Safavi-Naeini, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Waterloo will lead. Safavi-Naeini is the head of the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) at Waterloo.

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