Advancing 5G innovation in central Canada
In December 2019, Rogers Communications and the University of Waterloo announced a three-year agreement to advance 5G research in the Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor.
The partnership will focus on 5G research in the areas of engineering, network design, applied mathematics and artificial intelligence. Rogers and the University will also build a 5G network on campus that will test network infrastructure, frequencies and applications in a real world Canadian environment.
As part of the partnership, Rogers is a founding partner of the Gateway for Enterprises to Discover Innovation at the University of Waterloo (GEDI), a central place for companies to access the full potential of Waterloo’s research, talent and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
What is 5G?
Rogers Founding Partnership - Jorge Fernandes, CTO
Partnership prepares students with real-world experience and fulfills need for new talent.
Rogers and Sportsnet work with Waterloo students to innovate fan experience
How can we create a fun, immersive viewing experience for NHL fans using 5G technology? That was the question 50 University of Waterloo students were looking to answer during a week-long hackathon hosted by Sportsnet and Rogers.
The 2020 Sportsnet Hockey Hack tasked students to work alongside mentors from Concept — Velocity's experiential innovation hub at Waterloo — to come up with innovative solutions that would change the way millions of NHL fans watch and engage with live games both inside and outside the arena.
What exactly is possible in a 5G world? …And how will it change our individual experience? … In Canada and around the world? What innovations has UW had a hand in, and are we developing research and talent for this ecosystem?