Telus to Transform University of Ottawa Campus into 5G Innovation Hub

The University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and Telus have announced a new five-year partnership to transform the university’s campus into a 5G-connected innovation hub. The collaboration will see Telus invest $6 million to enable 5G technology across uOttawa’s multiple campuses.

The partnership will also transform uOttawa campuses and enrich the student experience through new curriculums and teaching methods as students participate in cutting-edge research leveraging the power of 5G.

Telus says it is working closely with key partners including uOttawa, to bring innovative solutions that will improve the quality of life for Canadians and their communities by investing in Canada’s next generation networks.

“As Telus continuously strives towards building sustainable Canadian intellectual wealth, we are excited to partner with the University of Ottawa to leverage the power of Telus’ technological and network products,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer at Telus.

“5G will be a game changer in how we live, work, conduct research and teach in an increasingly digital world,” said Sylvain Charbonneau, Vice-President, Research and Innovation at the University of Ottawa. “Being among the first universities to transition to 5G means we can continue to attract top researchers and strengthen our capacity for impactful research that leads to real-life solutions to real-world challenges.

Telus and uOttawa are also working on extending the partnership to include two on-campus 5G research labs that will contribute to cutting-edge research in new technologies.