Rogers expands 5G service to 50 more cities

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Rogers announced that it has extended its 5G service to more than 50 new towns and cities in several provinces.The Toronto-based national carrier notes it plans to reach a total of more than 60 markets by the end of the year. Rogers says this marks its next big step after its initial launch in January, when the service rolls out to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

“From small towns to metropolitan centers, Rogers’ 5G network is now the largest in Canada, reaching provinces and regions in the following locations, bringing Canadians and businesses the best of wireless technology to their own neighborhood,” Rogers said in a press release.

Here is the full list of towns and villages included in the expansion:

It’s worth mentioning that the adoption of 5G in Canada will take time, as 5G networks require consumers to have 5G-capable smartphones.

Rogers currently uses 2.5 GHz, AWS and 600 MHz frequencies to provide its 5G coverage. The carrier has also deployed dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology in several markets to enable simultaneous use of spectrum for 4G and 5G.

It plans to add additional frequency bands over time. It notes that it invested C $ 1.7 billion in 2019 to acquire 600 MHz spectrum licenses.

The operator is only associated with Ericsson as a 5G supplier for its complete network infrastructure, including the core network and radio access.

“Strong digital infrastructure and investments in 5G are key to boosting productivity and innovation across the country now, as we move away from COVID-19, and into the future, as we reset the competitive landscape. of Canada, globally. Rogers CEO Joe Natale said in the press release.

The carrier says that over time 5G will introduce new, more advanced capabilities than previous generations of wireless technology. He notes that with ultra-low latency, the delay between sending a request and responding from the network will theoretically drop to one millisecond.

Rogers was the first Canadian operator to launch its first 5G network. Montreal’s national carrier Bell followed suit in June and Vancouver-based Telus launched its first 5G network a week later.

You can read MobileSyrupHere’s a detailed look at Rogers’ initial 5G network.

Source: Rogers

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