Martello Passes First Phase of ENCQOR 5G Testing

December 03, 2019

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The planning is complete. The team is assembled. The technology is ready to run through the paces. Every journey begins with a first step. 5G is still in its infancy in terms of deployments, but do not be mistaken, it is here, with unimaginable impact ahead.

Martello Technologies (News - Alert) announced the successful completion of the first phase of testing for its SD-WAN solution as part of an initiative with ENCQOR 5G. Martello is one of the first SD-WAN providers to initiate testing with Canada’s first pre-commercial 5G wireless network for open innovation.

"Through our work with the ENCQOR 5G testbed, we have an opportunity to engage with many of the world's top technology players, from Ericsson (News - Alert) to CGI, in accelerating Canadian innovation in 5G," said John Proctor , President and CEO of Martello. "ENCQOR 5G is central to Martello's strategy, giving us the ability to integrate solutions at the earliest points in the development cycle and demonstrate Martello's 5G readiness."

ENCQOR 5G is a project funded by the Canadian government that first got off the ground in spring of 2018 and brings industry leaders like CGI (News - Alert), Thales, Ciena and Ericsson together to craft this future forward vision.

Martello is intimately aware of what ENCQOR 5G is capable of, as a recent PoC hammers this point home. The SD-WAN Expo sponsor has already shown compatibility with LTE (News - Alert)-A, and in the coming months, Martello will move efforts along testing UC traffic over LTE-A and 5G.

"Martello is leading SD-WAN innovation on 5G networks with ENCQOR 5G," said Claudia Krywiak , President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the coordinating member of ENCQOR 5G for Ontario . "Businesses like Martello are paving the way to Canada's 5G future, with the support of private industry, federal and provincial governments."

There is a long journey ahead for the network, as change is the only constant in this era of transformation.

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

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