High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program

Delivered by the NRC's Quantum and Nanotechnologies Research Centre, the High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program is developing disruptive technologies and technologies that improve the cost and performance of delivering secure, affordable and high-speed internet services in rural and remote communities across Canada.

Going beyond the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's universal service objective of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with unlimited data, the vision of this Challenge program is "1 Gb/s everywhere".

High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program (Transcript)

About the program

Areas of focus

The High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program works with stakeholders to develop technologies enabling the implementation of next-generation, and next-after-next-generation high-speed telecommunication networks. Through collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders, the program will develop disruptive solutions in:

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Program team

The NRC's High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program is made up of a highly-skilled and multi-disciplinary team possessing a broad range of expertise in photonics, business and advisory services, and program management.

  • Lynne Genik, Program Director
  • Dr. Sylvain Raymond, Deputy Director and Optical Satellite Communications Lead
  • Dr. Boris Lamontagne, Photonics for Fibre and Fixed Wireless Access Lead
  • Dr. Aimee Gunther, Quantum Communications Lead
  • Dr. Donna Witter, Network Metrology and Timing Lead
  • Katherine Bock-Smith, Innovation Investment Advisor

Contact us

If you are interested in collaborating with us, making investments in this area, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Lynne Genik
Program Director, High-throughput and Secure Networks Challenge program
Telephone: 343-550-4174
Email: NRC.HTSN-RHDS.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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