UWaterloo to lead consortium focused on secure 5G mobile networks


The University of Waterloo has announced that it will be leading a consortium that will focus on developing secure 5G mobile networks and improving Canada’s security and defense. The $1.5M network technology consortium will include industry and universities including the École de technologie supérieure in Montréal and University of Regina. The consortium will focus on deploying high performance, flexible, reliable, and secure 5G network slices and developing AI systems that can detect and respond to cyberattacks on 5G network slices as they happen. “Applications that range as widely as healthcare, public safety, emergency response and unmanned vehicles will benefit from these secure, responsive 5G network slices, positioning Canada as a leader in 5G and beyond mobile networks,” said UWaterloo Cheriton School of Computer Science Research Professor Dr Noura Limam.