Saint John Firm Developing Leading Edge Wireless Technology to Improve Customer Experience

News release

Innovation fosters a thriving middle class and opens the country to new economic, social and environmental possibilities. It creates good jobs and improves the quality of life of all Canadians. With support from the Government of Canada, Mariner Partners, developing an innovative new solution to address a gap in the rapidly changing communications industry.

Specifically, Mariner Partners, Inc. is developing software that will prove critical to Communication Service Providers as the industry moves away from physical network infrastructure and into software-defined virtual networks. The resulting solution, SONAR4 Assurance Analytics, will support agility in the industry and ensure the quality of customer experiences. The Government of Canada is providing a contribution of almost $3 million to support the development of this product.

Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), along with Mariner Partners, Inc.’s Mariner xVu division president Marc Savoie, made the announcement today.

The Government of Canada is making smart investments that create good, middle-class jobs in our country. It is helping Atlantic Canadians develop and bring to market new products and services that lead to market success, help grow strategic sectors, or lead to the creation of research and commercialization partnerships. Support for this project is one way the Government of Canada is working to achieve its Atlantic Growth Strategy outcome of long-term economic prosperity in the region.


“Through ACOA, the Government of Canada is making strategic investments that fuel economic growth throughout the region by helping businesses like Mariner Partners build on their strengths and develop product solutions that help keep Atlantic Canada’s ICT sector on the global map. This project supports the development of a highly innovative solution for a rapidly changing industry, and will bring a wealth of expertise to the region, while also contributing to the wireless communications industry worldwide.”

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA.

“I’m pleased to see our government’s support for Mariner Partners, Inc., a company that has been making a tremendous contribution to our local economy and ICT sector for many years. To have a product with the potential to help move the wireless industry forward into cloud-based networks developed here in Saint John is great news for the city, and for all of New Brunswick. This new project enables Mariner Partners to continue growing our region’s reputation for cutting edge wireless products, and will certainly boost our competiveness while bringing more expertise to our local industry.’’

- Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay

“With the support of ACOA and the Government of Canada, we are empowering the communications industry to fast-track the adoption of next generation network technologies. SONAR4 addresses the complexities faced by these operators as they endeavor to deliver innovations such as 5G to the end consumer. Investment in network innovations such as these differentiates Canada in the global market and Mariner is proud to contribute to this success.”

-Marc Savoie, President Mariner xVu – a member of the Mariner Partners Inc. group of companies

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Jennifer Houle
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Jennifer DiPaolo                                  
Marketing Manager
Mariner Partners, Inc.

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