Rogers Communications RCI announced a five-year strategic alliance with Microsoft MSFT to help enterprise and small and medium business customers accelerate their digitization process. This will help the organizations take complete advantage of hybrid work and 5G-enabled solutions.
Per the agreement, Rogers, along with its own reliable 5G network, will leverage Microsoft Azure’s public cloud capabilities to power innovation, providing customers with new experiences, and enabling employees to collaborate with more agility across the organization.
Rogers is the first company to offer Operator Connect Mobile in Canada, and globally. Operator Connect Mobile is a seamless way to integrate a users’ mobile identity with Microsoft Teams collaboration and productivity.
This first-of-a-kind, all-in-one communications and collaboration solution will allow organizations to upgrade legacy infrastructure. It will also allow companies to significantly reduce costs on redundant wireline voice services while enhancing employee and customer experience.
Strengthening Wireless, Internet Businesses to Aid Growth
Rogers is expected to benefit from continuing strong demand for data by consumers and businesses. Improving Wireless penetration rate is anticipated to boost subscriber base.
The company expects the demand for broadband data to witness growth of about 30% per year. Rogers Communications currently offers access to 1 gigabit per sec (Gbps) speed to its user base, covering its entire Cable footprint, with some areas able to receive access speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps.
As of Dec 31, 2021, the company expanded Canada’s largest and most reliable 5G network which reached more than 1,500 communities and 70% of the Canadian population.