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High-tech smart buildings opens in Halifax

Nova Centre one of the most connected and high-tech business spaces in the region 


Argyle Development announced that Rogers Communications will provide all connectivity infrastructure for its state-of-the-art Nova Centre development in downtown Halifax, making it one of the most technologically connected commercial hubs in Atlantic Canada.

As part of the agreement, Rogers has laid thousands of kilometres of network fibre in the one million square foot building, ensuring private, secure and dedicated network fibre for all tenants, including banks and financial services, the Halifax Convention Centre, restaurants and all future businesses that move into the building. In addition to Wi-Fi for tenants, this investment will allow more than 10,000 people inside the Convention Centre, and 3,000 in common areas, to enjoy free high-speed, always on connectivity inside of the building at the same time.

From left: Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, Tom Turner, Senior Vice-President of Enterprise Business for Rogers and Joe Ramia from Argyle Development. (CNW Group/Rogers Media)

“The Nova Centre represents the best of Nova Scotia: her people, entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking” said Joe Ramia, president, Argyle Development. “With these state-of-the-art infrastructure investments from Rogers, this historic development will truly lead the way in showcasing the capabilities of high-speed, connected technology and the benefits they brings to businesses in this region.”

Spanning two city blocks in the heart of Halifax, the Nova Centre will serve as a community hub unlike anything the city has seen before, for entertainment, retail, business, dining and events.  Incorporating the latest technology and the highest environmental standards as a LEED Gold Certified facility, it is the largest green building in the region. Three Rogers-built network connection telecom hubs, and 54 satellite communications rooms in the complex will power all network and communications systems throughout the Nova Centre facility.