Waterloo leads university and industry consortium to advance Canada’s security and defence

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

(L to R): Raouf Boutaba, Noura Limam, Diogo Barradas)

Today, the University of Waterloo announced a 5G and beyond mobile network technology consortium to develop secure 5G mobile networks and improve Canada’s security and defence. The group is funded by the Department of National Defence (DND) through its Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. A team of computer scientists at Waterloo is leading the $1.5 million multi-partner consortium.

The three-year project brings together academic and industry partners from École de technologie supérieure in Montréal, University of Regina, BlackBerry, NoviFlow, and Rockport Networks, with support from Rogers Communications Canada to create new solutions to secure 5G mobile networks. This latest global wireless standard delivers reliable, high-speed data transfers with very little delay — advanced communications technology that is transforming businesses, industries, and nations. At Waterloo, Dr. Raouf Boutaba, director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science, is the project's principal investigator, working alongside Dr. Noura Limam and Dr. Diogo Barradas. 

Read the full article on the Waterloo News site.