Wireless Communications

Canada is ideally positioned to tap into growing international demand for wireless technologies with leading infrastructure vendors, application developers, and telecom software companies locating in Canada. Foreign investors in Canada and Canadian companies are undertaking cutting-edge R&D work in several verticals including mesh networks, WiMAX, RFID, Ultra Wide Band (UWB), Software Defined Radio (SDR), as well as broadband, satellite, and fibre-optic applications.

“ 2013 marks Ericsson's 60th anniversary in Canada. As one of the top R&D investors in the country, we see the Ottawa R&D Centre playing a key role in the development of our Heterogeneous Network Strategy, developing small cell technology, as well as integrating Carrier Class WiFi capabilities as part of that strategy. Having invested nearly $4 Billion in Canadian R&D we are committed to the continual strengthening of Canada's ICT ecosystem. ”

Mark Henderson, President, Ericsson Canada Inc.

  • Specialized telecom equipment operations based in Canada typically enjoy 12.5% savings on total labour costs (including benefits) relative to their U.S.-based counterparts. In fact, when all cost factors are considered, Canada has the lowest cost structure among all G7 countries. Footnote 1
  • Global telecommunications and wireless companies have established operations and R&D facilities in Canada. These include: Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Avaya Inc., BlinQ, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, JDSU, Nokia Solutions & Networks, Samsung, and Sony.

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