Welcome to Rogers 5G Partnership


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.

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  1. Sep. 1, 2020Waterloo becomes one of Canada’s first 5G smart campuses

    The University of Waterloo and Rogers Communications partner on advanced research for Canadian-made 5G solutions in a real-world setting.

    By: Office of Research

  2. Sep. 1, 2020Canada’s First and Largest 5G Network Expands to 18 New Cities and Towns in Ontario

    This story was first published by GlobeNewswire

    Rogers launches 5G Smart Campus at University of Waterloo and advances 5G research

    Rogers 5G network, powered by Ericsson, will expand to over 60 Canadian markets by year-end

  3. June 25, 2020Rogers Research Summit June 2020

    Rogers hosted their first-ever Rogers 5G Research Summit in June 2020, which brought together experts from Rogers’ 5G university partners, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and University of Waterloo, to share their latest 5G-related insights and learnings.

    Three UWaterloo faculty spoke at the Summit:

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  1. Oct. 13 to 23, 2020Rogers Hometown Hockey™ Spark Challenge

    Evolving the hockey experience

    Hockey is more than just a game we play; it’s ingrained in the cultural fabric of our nation. A unifying force that transcends politics, religion, and language.

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Meet our people

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Walid Ibrahim

5G Lab and Partnership Manager, Rogers Communications

Responsibilities: Representing Rogers on campus and leading all related partnership activities including but not limited to: research and innovation, entrepreneurship, student engagement, commercialization opportunities, talent and recruiting, alumni, and 5G technology enablement.