Rogers Communications and Ericsson Launch 5G Network in Canada

Ericsson 5G Radio

Rogers has rolled-out 5G network in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. It is also deploying 5G in major Canadian sporting, entertainment and events venues: Rogers Centre in Toronto; Scotiabank Arena in Toronto; and Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

The Rogers 5G network is initially using 2.5 GHz band and will expand to operate on 600 MHz 5G spectrum as the service rolls out to more markets this year. The Canadian service provider also plans to use 3.5 GHz spectrum and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, which will allow its 4G spectrum asset to be used for 5G.

The 5G rollout includes the deployment of Ericsson products and solutions spanning core, transport, and radio – including Ericsson Radio System for 5G and Ericsson 5G Core. The technology includes small cells, classic and Massive MIMO radios and MINI-LINK microwave solutions. Ericsson is also providing IMS, cloud native dual-mode 5G Core SA, OSS, automation and service assurance solutions.

According to Ericsson, the company currently has 95 commercial 5G agreements or contracts with unique communication service providers, of which 40 are live networks.

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