Rogers turns on additional wireless spectrum for millions of customers
VANCOUVER, July 21, 2015 /CNW/ – Today Rogers Communications announced
it has turned on additional AWS-1 wireless spectrum in BC and Alberta.
The additional spectrum means millions of customers on the blazing fast
Rogers LTE network can enjoy faster speeds and higher quality mobile
“Today we’re opening more lanes on our wireless superhighway,” said Raj
Doshi, Executive Vice President of Wireless Services at Rogers
Communications. “Those new lanes will mean faster speeds as we all
stream more and more mobile video and connect with friends and family.”
The activation of this AWS-1 spectrum comes just one month after its
purchase from Shaw Communications. This spectrum had sat unused since
“This spectrum is a valuable resource to Canadians and now it is being
put to good use, helping people connect with friends and family faster
than ever before,” said Doshi.
With this spectrum, Rogers is doubling the speed that customers can get
on our AWS LTE network in BC and Alberta. The full spectrum is first
being activated in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Kelowna, Prince
George, Vancouver and other select communities, with the remainder of
the spectrum being activated by mid-2016.
About the Company:
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public 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 and telephony services to
consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio
and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade
publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. Our stock is
publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B)
and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information
about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.