Government of Canada invests in next-generation wireless technology innovation for the industrial sector

Ontario: Technology is changing the way we live, work and engage with each other. While Canadians rely on wireless services for work, school and health care, digital technologies can also help make companies more productive and competitive. The Government of Canada understands the importance of bringing advanced wireless technology to all parts of the economy, including the industrial sector.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $14 million in Redline Communications to produce next-generation telecommunications products that will help industries such as the mining, utilities, and oil and gas sectors make their operations safer and more productive.

This investment will support a $39.5-million project allowing Redline to design a 5G wireless solution called Industrial 5G, which will provide the necessary speeds and bandwidth to reap the benefits of the Internet of Things. For example, Redline’s equipment will allow clients to remotely monitor and control AI-enabled machinery so that they can interact and share information in real time, thus improving productivity and the safety of workers.

Redline is the largest Canadian-owned wireless technology company and has been a leader in network wireless communications for over 20 years. This contribution will help create and maintain 111 well-paying jobs and create up to 13 co-op positions for Canadians.

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