Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), is a consortium of industry, academic and research leaders dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN is a not-for-profit funded in part by the Canadian Government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) awards, as well as ongoing funding from our industry members. Our members include: Cisco, EWA-Canada, EXFO, FujitsuInvest OttawaJuniper, Nokia, RogersTELUS, VIAVI, Wind River, and Zayo Canada. CENGN’s internationally recognized testing centre employs interoperability between multiple software and hardware products. Our state of the art physical and virtual multi-vendor, test, certification and validation platform provides a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services.

Our Unique Platform


CENGN is an independent and internationally recognized testing center employing interoperability between software, hardware and a multitude of products from many different vendors. Our unique multivendor physical and virtualized lab enables companies to test and validate new and emerging software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and internet of things (IoT) technologies, applications and services before moving them to production. CENGN’s connectivity is second to none, with multiple internet connections and speeds of over 1Gbps and a dark fibre connection that will enable connectivity speeds of over 100Gbps.

CENGN’s Smart Infrastructure will be used for innovative projects and ideas involving smart city, public safety, cyber security, precision agriculture, mobility, eHealth, and Smart Grid.


To ensure Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of the technologies that will underpin the next generation of converged global communication networks.

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Our Advantage

physical and virtual multi-vendor commercialization, test, certification and validation platform networked with state of the art capability.
Provides access
to a world-class platform for validating advanced products, applications and services.
Increase jobs
by developing talent, catalyzing and attracting new investment into Canada.

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