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Ottawa a wireless powerhouse

ottawaWhen you think of Ottawa and technology you may think of Nortel and Corel.  And there are others.  However, Ottawa has since been repositioning themselves as a centre for wireless innovation.  And Ottawa has a big booster in “Creative Class” pundit, Richard Florida. 

Richard Florida rates Ottawa as the “Best Overall” city in Canada on a “Creative Class Index” based on the 3Ts of economic development – Technology, Talent and Tolerance.

Recently, the city of Ottawa took this message to the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

DragonWave is one of Ottawa wireless companies. DragonWave expects revenue of $170 million in 2010 based on sales of its market-leading packet microwave solutions.  “I wholeheartedly agree Ottawa is an excellent North American location to establish and grow a wireless business,” said Peter Allen, President and CEO of DragonWave.

Ottawa was recently named to the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). Ottawa was recognized for its ability to respond and adapt to change, leverage collaborative partnerships and promote technology entrepreneurship.

Techfest Montreal - May 4th
Techfest Montreal - May 4th