5G in Fredericton: The future is now

Educational Webinar Being Offered on November 17 

Rogers Communications and the City of Fredericton, together with the Fredericton Innovation Partnership, will jointly host an educational webinar called 5G in Fredericton on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 3:00-4:00 pm.

The 5G in Fredericton webinar will provide an educational and awareness opportunity to learn more about 5G and the art of the possible that comes from using the technology.   

Who Should Attend?  Those who are interested in innovation and the future of technology, including Entrepreneurs, Students, Educators, Researchers, Software Developers/Technologists, Engineers, Planners, etc. 

Registration, Agenda & Speakers – To register for the webinar, and find out more about the agenda, visit: http://www2.enterprise.rogers.com/City_of_Fredericton_Webinar_en

Speakers will include

  • Paul Howarth – Senior Director of Technology Strategy, Rogers 
  • Neel Dayal – Director, Innovation and Partnerships, Rogers 
  • Dr. Dhirendra Shukla – Dr. Dhirendra Shukla- Professor & Chair of Dr. J. Herbert Smith/ACOA Technology Management & Entrepreneurship Program (TME) – University of New Brunswick
  • Dr. William McIver – NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, New Brunswick Community College 
  • Tyson Johnson – Chief Executive Officer, CyberNB Inc. 

If you have a question for the speakers – please submit upon registration. 

The webinar is an outcome of the September 24, 2020 announcement that Fredericton, NB had become Atlantic Canada’s first 5G city.   

Launching in more than 50 cities and towns across the country and reaching more markets by year-end, the Rogers 5G network, powered by Ericsson, will be the largest such network in Canada.  Rogers has also partnered with Ignite Fredericton on providing 5G to its Innovation Lab at the Cyber Centre in Knowledge Park, which will be run by CyberNB.  

Expected to be the most transformative technology since wireless services were introduced in 1985, 5G will deliver real-time connectivity leading to a truly digitally connected world.  Wireless industry investments in 5G networks are expected to contribute an estimated $40 billion to the country’s economy and 250,000 permanent new jobs by 2026.   

About City of Fredericton:  

The City of Fredericton prides itself on being a smart and innovative city offering a cost competitive business environment and balanced lifestyle with abundant recreational and cultural amenities.  Internationally and nationally recognized for municipal and community efforts, the City delivers more than 60 programs and services to residents and visitors alike, in a planned and financially responsible manner. www.fredericton.ca 

Fredericton Innovation Partnership:  

Working towards a collective vision of becoming ‘Atlantic Canada’s 5G Centre of Innovation’, stakeholders include the City of Fredericton; Ignite FrederictonCyberNB; the University of New Brunswick’s Technology Management & Entrepreneurship program and Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, and New Brunswick Community College

About Rogers:  

Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. Rogers has grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For more information, please visit:  about.rogers.com