University of Waterloo gets funding for reserach project supporting 5G Networks

The University of Waterloo has received $521,000 from the federal government for a research project that will support 5G networks.

Dr. Amir Khandani with the University of Waterloo is working on developing the infrastructure required for 5G networks, which will bring high-speed mobile Internet to everything, including homes, cars, hospitals and utilities.

In total, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council announced more than $15 million in funding to support research at the University of Waterloo today. The investment of more $5.3 million in 11 strategic research partnerships between academics and industry to generate new technologies, and $9.6 million through the federal Research Support Fund for 2014-2015.

MP for Kitchener Waterloo Peter Braid along with Minister of State Science and Technology Ed Holder made the funding announcement today.

The funding was made possible through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Strategic Project Grants Program.

It will support the school’s work to develop the infrastructure required to handle the strain of 5G networks.

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