Communications Research Centre Canada

Government of Canada's client-driven applied research centre for advanced telecommunications. Canada's innovator in wireless telecommunications focused on what is possible and what works.


Making Better Use of Spectrum

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The CRC's scientific expertise and insight are delivered through Grand Challenge research, direct client support and wireless technology foresight. In many areas of research, collaborations with stakeholders create conditions for technology transfer.

About the CRC

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The CRC helped to shape Canada's telecommunications landscape. Building on its rich history, the CRC is focused on spectrum today, to extend the benefits of wireless telecommunications. Learn more about this unique organization in Canada's innovation system.

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CRC and City of Ottawa 5G Test Site

In partnership with the City of Ottawa, the CRC has built an outdoor 5G test site at City Hall to show that 5G mobile devices can communicate using millimetre waves and how to increase 5G coverage without adding transmitters.

Big Data Analytics Centre (BDAC)

Using big data analytics, cloud computing, crowdsourced information, data fusion and state-of-the-art visualization, the Centre enables researchers to work with big data in ways that were previously not possible to support sustainable spectrum management.

10 cool ways CRC helps

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