Next Generation Network Program at Communitech

The Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) helps Ontario-based startups and scale-ups accelerate their commercialization efforts by providing no-cost access to the CENGN enterprise-scale computing and networking testbed. 

Qualifying companies use the testbed to further develop proof-of-concept or demonstrations leading to new technologies, products, processes and/or services.

Applications for NGNP demonstration projects are closed at this time. Interested in our computing and networking testbed or similar types of services? Contact Mauro Rossi.

How companies have used the program

Gnowise used the testbed to determine the optimal number and power of GPUs needed to run their deep learning AI models and improve the accuracy, response time and scalability of their property valuation platform.

Baysil used the testbed to validate its health application as a multi-tenant cloud solution by assessing security compliance to PHIPA/PIPEDA standards and scale testing to ensure the application could handle 700 simultaneous users.

Aterlo Networks utilized the testbed’s bare-metal resources in a private project space to host their network QoE measurement appliance and went on to validate that it could inspect different types of incoming traffic at 10Gbps and perform scale tests at traffic speeds of at least 15Gbps.

Chalk leveraged the commercial grade infrastructure of the testbed to validate their platform’s new auto-scaling feature, giving Chalk the ability to draw compute resources automatically to meet the real-time need of its users.  

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The Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) is offered through a partnership between the Centre of Innovation in Next Generation Networks and OCI, on behalf of the Government of Ontario.