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Rogers brings 5G capabilities to Halifax

A PwC study commissioned by the company indicates that in 2020 Rogers investments and operations resulted in a total economic footprint in Nova Scotia of $249 million of output.

June 16, 2021  by CM Staff

HALIFAX — On June 16, Rogers Communications announced that it is launching its 5G Network, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Residents and businesses in parts of Halifax now have access to this technology which will be expanding soon to neighbouring communities as well. Rogers 5G, powered by Ericsson, is the only 5G network in Atlantic Canada, and is also available in communities across New Brunswick.

“We are proud to be the first to offer 5G connectivity to the residents and businesses of Halifax,” said Matt MacLellan, President of Atlantic Region, Rogers Communications. “5G technology will have a transformational impact, and provide incredible benefits to consumers, businesses, industries, and communities across Nova Scotia. We’re committed to continue building on Atlantic Canada’s only 5G network and bringing the best in wireless connectivity to our region.”

Rogers was the first to bring 5G services to Atlantic Canada beginning with Fredericton in 2020. Rogers 5G has since expanded to Moncton and Saint John, reaching 12 communities across the region.

A PwC study commissioned by the company indicates that in 2020 Rogers investments and operations resulted in a total economic footprint in Nova Scotia of $249 million of output, including over 700 full-time jobs generated and supported.

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Rogers has also partnered with Ignite Fredericton on providing 5G to its Innovation Lab at the Cyber Centre in Knowledge Park, which will be run by CyberNB. As a part of the City of Fredericton’s Boost Civic Innovation Lab, Rogers was one of the collaborators to present the BOOST innovation camp, a week-long 5G hackathon looking to address the City of Fredericton’s smart city challenges. The camp brought together entrepreneurs, students, researchers and technologists to explore 5G use cases and find innovative solutions for emergency first-responders and storm management systems.


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