Algonquin College has partnered with Ciena to upgrade its Ottawa Optophonics Lab. The upgrades will give School of Advanced Technology students the opportunity to use the same technology that currently powers most internet traffic. Algonquin says that this will be the only student lab of this kind. Students will be able to engage in experiential learning with the same equipment found in major telecommunications carriers. “This will ensure our current and future learners have access to the latest and greatest technology – and position them to find employment and long-term career success in the tech sector,” said Algonquin President Claude Brulé.