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Rogers rolls out Standalone 5G in Canada

After trialing standalone 5G in December 2020, Rogers claims to be the first Canadian telco to flip the switch on national standalone 5G.

Canada raises $7.2 billion in auction of 3.5 GHz frequencies for 5G

The government of Canada raised a total of CAD8.9 billion ($7.2 billion) in its auction of 3.5 GHz spectrum, which will be used by local carrier to further expand 5G services in the country. The spectrum auction, initially set to take place in June 2020...

Rogers Communications deploys 5G in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Currently, Rogers’ 5G services are available in more than 700 communities in Canada Rogers Communications is bringing 5G to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The network, built with help from Ericsson, is the first and only 5G network in Atlantic Canada, and is also available in communities...

Canada kicks off tender to award 5G spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band

The Canadian government kicked off on June 15 an auction of 5G frequencies, a process that had been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The tender will award licenses to operate spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. The spectrum auction, initially scheduled for June 2020,...

Telus to deploy 5G in 529 new Canadian communities by end-2021

Canadian telecoms operator Telus announced plans to expand its next-generation 5G network to an additional 529 new urban and rural communities across the country by the end of the year. The 5G expansion plan includes deployments in 187 communities in British Columbia, 161 in Quebec,...

Rogers’ 5G network reaches 173 towns and cities in Canada

Canadian operator Rogers Communications has expanded its 5G network to reach 173 towns and cities across the country, the carrier said in a release. The telco said that its 5G network currently reaches approximately half of the country’s population. In January 2020, Rogers Communications initially launched...

Rogers and Shaw to merge, shaking up Canada’s telecom industry

Rogers will purchase Shaw for $16 billion Rogers Communications has announced that it will purchase Shaw Communications Inc. in a C$20 billion ($16 billion) deal. If the agreement is approved by regulators, the deal will shake up Canada’s wireless industry as two of the country’s...

Rogers, Ericsson to deploy standalone 5G network in Canada

Canadian operator Rogers Communications announced that it is starting to roll out what it claims to be the country’s first 5G Standalone core network. The new network, with solutions from Swedish vendor Ericsson, will be initially rolled out in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. “Considered the...

Canada’s Rogers Communications expands 5G to Manitoba

Canadian operator Rogers Communications today announced that it has turned on its 5G service in Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba. Including these communities, Rogers' 5G network now reaches a total of 134 cities and towns across Canada. “The arrival of 5G in Manitoba will change the way...

Rogers’s 5G network reaches 130 towns and cities in Canada

  Canadian operator Rogers Communications has expanded its 5G network to reach 130 towns and cities across the country, the carrier said in a release. In January 2020, Rogers Communications had initially launched 5G in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Other large cities covered with 5G technology...

Telus selects Samsung Electronics for 5G network deployment

  Canadian telecoms operator Telus has selected Samsung Electronics as its 5G network infrastructure supplier, the latter said in a release. Samsung has signed four new 5G contracts in the last seven months, including operators in Canada, U.S. and New Zealand. “We are pleased to select Samsung as...

Bell Canada launches 5G services in five cities

  Canadian telecommunications operator Bell announced the launch of its commercial 5G service in the country. In a release, the carrier said that the 5G service is already available in Montréal, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Bell also said its initial 5G service will...

Canada postpones 3.5GHz spectrum auction due to COVID-19

  The government of Canada has announced a six-month postponement of its 3.5 GHz spectrum auction process, to allow the telecommunications industry to maintain its focus on providing essential services to Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government confirmed that the auction is now scheduled to...

Telus selects Ericsson, Nokia to deploy its 5G network

Canadian operators move away from Huawei Canadian operator Telus announced it has selected European vendors Ericsson and Nokia to support the deployment of its 5G network after the firm had suggested that it would use Huawei equipment earlier this year. Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of...

Telus to launch 5G network with Huawei by end-2020: Report

  Canadian mobile operator Telus will launch a 5G network in Canada later this year using equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies, Telus’ CFO Doug French said in an interview with the Financial Post. “We’re going to launch 5G with Huawei out of the gate,” the...

Bell to launch 5G services this year using Nokia’s RAN equipment: CEO

  Bell Canada expects to start the construction of its 5G network this year, using equipment from Finnish vendor Nokia, the company’s CEO Mirko Bibic said during a conference call with investors. “Nokia will be the first provider of 5G RAN equipment in our network. And...

Rogers Communications to deploy spectrum sharing tech this year: CEO

  Canadian carrier Rogers Communications expects to start deploying spectrum sharing technology later this year, the company’s CEO Joe Natale said during a conference call with investors. The executive said that the deployment of this technology will allow Rogers to use its current 4G spectrum for...

Rogers begins 5G rollout in major Canadian cities

The 5G launch will start in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal Using Ericsson equipment, Canadian wireless operator Rogers Communications has begun rolling out 5G network in select cities around the country, laying claim to being the first cellphone provider in Canada to offer the...

Six global carriers form group for MEC, 5G interoperability

Six of the largest telecom operators in the world have put together a new group, the 5G Future Forum, which is focused on interoperability and adoption of 5G and mobile edge computing. The founding members of the 5G Future Forum are América Móvil, KT, Rogers,...

Rogers CTO says 600 MHz spectrum will be key to launch 5G

Canadian carrier Rogers Communications said its spectrum in the 600 MHz band will allow the firm to provide 5G technology in a wide area coverage without a huge cost, the company’s CTO Jorge Fernandes said during a conference call with investors. “So for us,...

The Canadian 600 MHz spectrum auction by the numbers (Analyst Angle)

On April 10, 2019, Canada’s ISED announced the 600 MHz provisional auction results.  This was two years after the FCC announced the results for the US broadcast incentive auction which yielded $19.8 billion in gross revenue for 70 megahertz of valuable “low-band” spectrum to...

Telcos need to have access to city poles and ducts for 5G deployment: Rogers

  Rogers Communications said telcos need to negotiate access to this infrastructure with municipal governments and landlords Operators willing to deploy 5G infrastructure will need to have access to certain city infrastructure including ducts and poles, Canadian telecom operator Rogers Communications' President and CEO Joe Natale...

Rogers announces plans to deploy nationwide LTE-M network for IoT

  The Canadian carrier said the deployment will start in Ontario by the end of this year Canadian carrier Rogers announced its plan to launch an LTE Cat M1 network (LTE-M) to provide IoT-based services across Canada. The telco said that the deployment of this technology will...

Rogers Communications partners with UBC to build 5G Hub in Vancouver

Rogers aims to start deploying 5G-ready network equipment and infrastructure at UBC starting in early 2019 Canadian telecom group Rogers and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have inked a three-year, multi-million dollar partnership deal to build a real-world 5G hub on the UBC campus...

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