For a fourth quarter in a row, Canada’s most reliable wireless network¹ delivers the most consistent speeds of any national carrier2
Canada’s largest and most reliable 5G network¹ ranks first for 5G Availability2 once again
TORONTO, July 15, 2021 – Today Rogers announced that for the fourth quarter in a row, its mobile and fixed broadband networks continue to deliver customers the most consistent speeds of any national wireless network or top internet provider in Canada as confirmed by Ookla®. This comes at a time when consistent, reliable connectivity is more important than ever in keeping Canadian consumers and businesses connected.
In Ookla’s Global Market Index for Q2 2021, Rogers has also once again been named the fastest fixed broadband service in Ontario, New Brunswick and now in Newfoundland and Labrador. With the fastest speeds in these provinces, Rogers Ignite Internet customers can enjoy the benefits of connecting more devices simultaneously at home, whether for entertainment, gaming, operating a business remotely, or online learning.
Also released in the Q2 report, Rogers once again ranks first for 5G Availability, indicating that Rogers 5G customers experience more time on Canada’s largest and most reliable 5G network¹ than any other 5G customers in Canada. Rogers 5G network reaches more than 700 communities and over 50% of the Canadian population, with the commitment to reach over 70% of the population and more than 1,000 communities by year end.
“As Canadians rely on connectivity more than ever before, we remain focused on enhancing and expanding our networks to bring our customers the most consistent wireless and broadband experience in the country,” said Jorge Fernandes, Chief Technology Officer at Rogers Communications. “Today’s Speedtest Intelligence® results from Ookla help demonstrate the importance of investing in network infrastructure to bring world-class connectivity to Canadians today and well into the future as we expand Canada’s largest and most reliable 5G network.”
Ookla aggregates millions of consumer-initiated tests through its app and website to measure mobile and internet consistency and speed. Ookla assesses the average of download and upload test results to rank network speed performance. Consistency Score™ measures what percentage of a provider’s samples equals or exceeds both a download and upload threshold that best supports the applications and experiences consumers use most (mobile threshold: 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload; fixed threshold: 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload).
Today’s results2 are based on analysis by Ookla taken from Q2 2021. Rogers was the fastest fixed broadband provider in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, with Median Download Speeds of 171.94 in Ontario, 206.72 in New Brunswick and 190.49 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Rogers Internet had the highest Consistency Score in Canada with 89%. The company’s LTE network also achieved the top national wireless network Consistency Score of 84.6%. In addition, Rogers ranked number one for Ookla’s 5G Availability metric which captures the average percentage of time when subscribers’ 5G capable Android devices are connected to 5G. At 33.6%, Rogers 5G Availability was 11 percentage points higher than the nearest competitor.
Rogers has invested over $60 billion in its networks over the past 35 years. From January 2020 to March 2021, Rogers invested $2.8 billion in capital spending to deliver high-performing networks and vital services that keep Canadians connected. Rogers has delivered high-speed internet, LTE and 5G connectivity to more than 1,000 communities, across Canadian cities, towns, rural and remote locations where thousands of small businesses are based.In 2020, the company was awarded the best wireless network in Canada for the second year in a row by umlaut.
Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. 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). If you want to find out more about us, visit about.rogers.com.
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¹ Rogers was ranked first in the umlaut Mobile Data Performance audit in major Canadian cities in Q4, 2020. Visit www.umlaut.com/en/benchmarking/canada. Largest based on total square kilometers of Rogers 5G coverage compared to published coverage of other national networks.
2 Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q2 2021 https://www.speedtest.net/global-index/canada?fixed#market-analysis