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The company has rolled out the service to 10 more cities and towns in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario and has joined the Future of Cities collaborative to develop 5G smart city solutions.
Rogers Communications, which runs Canada’s largest 5G network, is expanding its 5G service to new communities in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
The company has also announced its participation in Communitech’s Future of Cities collaborative to develop 5G smart city solutions of the future.
The network, powered exclusively by Ericsson, reaches more than 170 communities nationwide with its expansion to the following 10 cities and towns: Brantford, Carignan, Chambly, Dawson Creek, Gravenhurst, Ingerseoll, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Tecumseh and Welland.
“As we continue to bring 5G to life, not only are we expanding to even more communities, we’re nurturing the right partnerships to bolster Canada’s 5G ecosystem and deliver the technology that will drive economic prosperity in our country and distinguish us globally,” said Jorge Fernandes, chief technology officer at Rogers Communications.
Mayor of Pelham, Marvin Junkin, said with Pelham’s mix of urban and rural sectors, any advancement that helps connect residents with friends, family, and businesses is positive. “We’ve experienced a year of confirmation that our connections with one another and our local communities are paramount, and Rogers’ announcement will benefit those who live, work, and play in the Town of Pelham,” he said.
“The benefit is not only direct communication, but will enable the advancement of autonomous vehicles, remote surgery, the internet of things and countless other innovative applications”
Frank Campion, mayor of Welland, said the arrival of 5G represents a tremendous technological leap forward for the Ontario city and added: “The benefit is not only direct communication, but will enable the advancement of autonomous vehicles, remote surgery, the internet of things and countless other innovative applications.”
The Future of Cities collaborative brings together members of government, industry and academia to develop 5G smart city solutions for the cities of Waterloo and Brampton. This is part of Rogers multi-year partnership with in Communitech to support the advancement of 5G innovation in Canada.
“Our partnership with the Future of Cities collaborative is part of our work to bring together researchers, businesses, start-ups and government to build made-in-Canada solutions and infrastructure to future-proof our cities to thrive in the digital age.”
Rogers offers 5G access to more than 45 per cent of Canadians and is now available in more than 170 cities and towns across the country.
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