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Rogers Continues to Enhance Wireless Service in Ottawa

Ongoing network investments improve wireless service in communities across Ontario

OTTAWA, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Rogers announced improved wireless service in four areas across Ottawa including Bowesville Rd, Bearbrook Rd in Gloucester, and Hwy 417 and Woodroffe Ave. 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 strolling through Bearbrook Park, staying connected while golfing with friends, or using their device in their backyard,” said Arnold Abramowitz, Vice-President, Wireless Access Networks, Rogers Communications. “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.”

Today’s announcement is one of several Rogers wireless enhancements in Ottawa. Rogers continues to invest throughout Ontario with major network expansions in Brampton, Port Dover, Sarnia, Cambridge and Guelph.

Rogers is currently working on a multi-year program to bring 5G to Canadians. The company is in the midst of a national roll-out of its 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. Last 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 commercial deployment.  

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 (RCI).

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