UQAM, Aeponyx, NSERC and Aligo Innovation: an ambitious technological collaboration in the telecommunications sector
March 9, 2015 – Michaël Ménard and Frédéric Nabki, professors in the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and their partner Aeponyx are launching a project that addresses the challenges posed by telecommunications network congestion. Caused by an increase in the number of users of the Internet and wireless telephony and in the amount of information they generate, this problem requires innovative, economical solutions.
The proliferation of intelligent mobile devices and the increase in services offered on the Internet, such as video on demand, are factors that contribute to the exponential growth of data on the optical networks supporting the Internet telecommunications infrastructure. The implementation of these new services has led to the creation of mega data centres, which can house thousands of computers to process, store and distribute large quantities of information. Connecting all these computers effectively to respond to the requests of the multitude of Web users is a strategic challenge that must be solved in order to ensure the growth of the digital economy.