Humber College’s Broadcast-Broadband Convergence (B2C) Lab

The first of its kind in North America

Humber College has established Canada’s first Broadcast-Broadband Convergence B2C Lab to explore both NextGen television and data delivery applications enabled by the new Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television broadcast standard. The new 3.0 standard is set to replace the current ATSC 1.0 standard in North America. The ATSC 3.0 terrestrial broadcast standard runs on an IP (internet protocol) backbone and can integrate with other global data delivery standards, including Wi-Fi and 5G. It offers enhanced audio and visual features for television, full broadcast mobility and is currently the world's most efficient one-to-many data delivery system.

Funded through a $4.5 million joint Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada/Canada Foundation for Innovation (NSERC/CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund grant, Humber’s B2C Lab will be the first industry research lab in North America equipped with both an ATSC 3.0 broadcast system and 5G core network, including microwave testing equipment and an RF anechoic test chamber supporting the design and testing of a wide range of antennas, wireless devices and prototypes.

For further inquiries, contact Orest Sushko, B²C Lab Director.