Leon-Garcia: 5G corridor will benefit smart, connected research

Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia was interviewed by CBC News online in Super-fast, next-generation 5G wireless to get $200M research boost from governments with the recent announcement about ENCQOR, or Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation.

The ENCQOR partnership will create a 5G Ontario-Quebec corridor, a wireless backbone for technological advances such as connected cars, smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT).

In his interview with CBC, Leon-Garcia said that the new ENCQOR backbone would greatly increase the information streams feeding platforms such as his Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation (CVST) project, from thousands of data streams to millions. More and faster data enabled by the 5G corridor will benefit many of his smart cities research projects.