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Fed funding to advance EXFO’s 5G telecommunications

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$15.9 million to establish 5G Center of Excellence in Montreal, create 50 high-skills jobs

EXFO, Quebec City-based specialists in communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics, has $15.9 million in funding from the federal government, which will be applied to accelerating 5G technology development and job creation. The contribution will enable EXFO to establish a 5G Centre of Excellence in Montreal and create 50 high-skills job opportunities, primarily to be located in Montreal.

“We are delighted to receive this funding from the federal government that will allow EXFO to leverage advanced cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning technologies to accelerate solutions delivering better insights while automatically predicting and detecting issues and outages in 5G networks,” said Philippe Morin, EXFO CEO. “Ultimately, our innovations will help service providers in Canada and beyond deploy 5G networks faster and more efficiently than ever before.”

From left are André Richard, program director at EXFO, Rachel Bendayan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Emmanuella Lambropoulos, MP for Saint-Laurent, Philippe Morin, president and CEO at EXFO, Sylvain Nadeau, group leader, Edge Innovation at EXFO.

The new jobs created as a result of the project will attract world-class talent such as research and data scientists, and software and telecom specialists, supporting the fields of 5G, AI, Machine Learning, and cloud computing.

“Canada’s world-class AI sector is getting even better thanks to the investment announced today. Our government will continue to promote and scale up innovative solutions that bring economic growth and jobs to all Canadians. That is why we are supporting projects like this one to develop one of the world’s first AI automated network solutions for 5G technology. We will always encourage and support made-in-Canada technology and ensure Canada remains a world leader in this field,” said The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.



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