By Moira Warburton Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO) said on Wednesday it has started rolling out the fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Canada’s select cities, becoming the country’s first cellphone provider to offer the super-fast telecom services.
Rogers, one of Canada’s largest wireless carriers, will launch first in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal before expanding into over 20 more markets by the end of the year, in advance of 5G-enabled devices becoming available this year, the statement added.
“5G is the biggest technological evolution since the launch of wireless in Canada. We are making the right investments, building the right partnerships and deploying the right technology to bring Canadians the very best of 5G,” said Joe Natale, CEO of Rogers Communications.
“5G will not only power businesses, it will fuel entire industries and drive Canada’s digital future,” he added.