$400M Canadian P3 to Advance 5G Test Beds

Canada's federal government, along with the provincial governments in Ontario and Quebec, announced its first public-private partnership (P3) to advance 5G technology innovations.

The P3 will work toward establishing a 5G corridor of linked research and development facilities in Ontario and Quebec. About 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses will connect to the 5G platform. 

The three governments each pitched in about $67 million, while tech leaders Ericsson, Ciena Canada, Thales Canada, IBM Canada and CGI collectively matched that with a $200 million contribution to the initiative.

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