VANCOUVER, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW/ – Today, Rogers announced improved wireless service in Maple Ridge near the Abernathy Connector and at Rupert Street and East 45th Avenue in Vancouver. Now, Rogers and Fido customers in these busy areas will have a faster, more reliable and consistent wireless experience than ever before.
“Our customers want high quality wireless access wherever they are, whether it’s working on the go, taking the dog for a walk at the Westview Dog Park in the growing community of Maple Ridge, or staying connected while strolling through Killarney Park in Vancouver,” said Rick Sellers, President, British Columbia at Rogers Communications. “We are on the brink of the next generation of network technology, so these wireless enhancements not only connect customers in Metro Vancouver to the moments that matter most in their lives today, but they also prepare our network for tomorrow.”
With this network investment, Rogers and Fido customers in Maple Ridge and Vancouver will be able to connect to more of the things they love, whether that means streaming their favourite videos, downloading work documents, posting on social media or even just chatting with friends. Today’s announcement is one of several recent Rogers wireless investments in British Columbia including connection across the full SkyTrain system and enhanced service in Witset, Kelowna, Tsawwassen Mills, Abbotsford, and on Vancouver Island including Qualicum Beach.
Rogers is currently working on a multi-year program to bring 5G to Canadians and to drive Canada’s economic growth. Recently, Rogers announced plans to launch a national LTE-M network to enable the next era of IoT solutions in Canada, as well as a 5G research partnership with University of British Columbia, and a national infrastructure agreement with Ericsson. Earlier this year Rogers completed live 5G testing at Rogers Centre and is currently testing 5G global standards. Rogers continues to upgrade its 4.5G network with the latest 5G-ready technology to be ready for 5G commercial deployment in 2020.
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
October 31, 2018