Success Story



Ottawa-based EION Inc. has made a significant global impact on making rural communities digital by providing voice, video and data communication to emerging markets. To date, it has deployed more than 25,000 broadband wireless links in Africa, India, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

Many of EION’s clients have unique demands for their communications equipment. The Canadian Coast Guard, for example, uses EION’s wireless network on its ships to give personnel more consistent access to the Internet and intranet while at sea.

EION has made it on the Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50 list every year since 2007 and in 2009, was the recipient of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Mind to Market ITC Award.

EION recently set up a research and development centre in Slovenia that will serve as its hub for Eastern Europe and Russia and be responsible for developing and testing its next generation 4G wireless products.

“It is very difficult for smaller companies like us to find the right technology research partners. We would never have been able to tap into them if OCE had not directed us.”

—Anand Srinivasan, EION Inc.

Return on Innovation

  • Created over 150 jobs
  • Supported over 25 students
  • Plans to add over 50 jobs in the next 5 years

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