Rogers Enhances Wireless Service in Ottawa

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Ongoing network investments continue to improve wireless service in communities across Ontario

OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW/ – Today, Rogers announced improved wireless service in three neighbourhoods in the nation’s capital: Manotick Main Street and O’Grady, McKeown and Coker, and Orleans Village. Now, Rogers and Fido customers in these 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, staying connected while running errands around Greely, or even just using their device in their own backyard in Orleans,” said Arnold Abramowitz, Vice-President, Wireless Access Networks at Rogers Communications. “We are on the brink of the next generation of network technology, so these wireless enhancements not only connect customers in Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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. This investment also improves the wireless experience for our business customers, like those in the automotive and construction sectors in Greely. Today’s announcement is one of several recent Rogers wireless investments in Ontario including Brampton, Port Dover, Sarnia and Cambridge.

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.

About Rogers
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).

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