Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) is a consortium of industry, academic and research leaders dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN’s testing centre employs interoperability between multiple software and hardware products, providing a unique environment to commercialize advanced SDN and NFV technologies, applications and services. The fully operational data centre is running a production OpenStack environment with multiple connections to a real world WAN including a dark fibre connection that enables connectivity speeds of more than 100Gbps. CENGN services include: Proof of Concept (PoC), validation and hosting, interoperability/performance/certification testing, technical training (Software Define Network - SDN and Network Functions Virtualization - NFV), Innovation for Hire and Commercialization Acceleration. CENGN members include: Nokia, Allstream, BTI Systems, Cisco, EWA Canada, EXFO, Fujitsu, Invest Ottawa, Juniper, Rogers, Telus and Viavi. Our Mission is to create a viable Canadian eco-system to facilitate commercialization in emerging network megatrends by providing value to Small Medium Enterprise’s Industry, Academia & Government.
CENGN is located in the Kanata Industrial Park with access to cafeteria facilities. The staff is made up of senior leaders with significant experience in the ICT industry, and broad mix of students and graduates including interns, co-ops, undergrads, Masters, PhDs, and new graduates. CENGN is focused on innovation in ICT and provides an excellent learning environment for students to expand their knowledge base with the technologies of tomorrow’s networks, allowing them to be easily marketable to industry upon graduation. – less