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EXFO plans 5G Center of Excellence in Montreal

Test and monitoring solutions maker EXFO announced Monday that it has received CAD$15.9 million from the federal government of Canada to advanced 5G telecommunications in the country. EXFO said it’s using the money to open a 5G Center of Excellence in Montreal, Quebec, where it expects to employ 50 people.

Philippe Morin, EXFO CEO, said in a statement that the company will use the federal money to develop advanced cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) technologies used to automatically predict and detect 5G issues and outages.

“Ultimately, our innovations will help service providers in Canada and beyond deploy 5G networks faster and more efficiently than ever before,” said Morin.

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