5G Canada Council
The 5G Canada Council supports a dynamic 5G ecosystem through advocacy,
research and cross-sector collaboration.
5G of “fifth generation” refers to the next generation of mobile wireless standards and technologies. 5G will enable a fully connected and mobile society, and deliver unprecedented benefits to citizens, industry and government.
The 5G Canada Council is a multistakeholder Council with a membership base that includes Canadian wireless carriers, network equipment providers, academia and other product and service providers in the 5G ecosystem.
2021 Virtual Series – 5G Canada: What’s Next?
The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity for all Canadians. Yet as Canada’s network operators consistently invest billions to connect Canadians and upgrade their digital infrastructure, some people have voiced concerns about the effects of radiofrequency (RF) energy from wireless networks. Fortunately, scientists and academics around the world continue to show that these concerns are unfounded.
On January 12, former Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was sworn in as Canada’s new Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED).
This winter saw next-generation wireless service become available to Canadians across the country, with Bell, Rogers, TELUS and Videotron all operating 5G networks, and Shaw and Xplornet announcing plans for 5G rollouts later this year.