Rogers to test new 5G network in Toronto, Ottawa

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Rogers Communications Inc. expresses it expects to test new high-speed 5G wireless networks in Toronto, Ottawa and other favoured cities over the next year.

The company says it’s working with Swedish telecommunications behemoth Ericsson in a multi-year network plan.

Rogers is using the Rogers Focus, home to the Toronto Blue Jays, as a 5G test lab to assess how networks can oversee thousands of connected devices and high peak data usage.

The hippodrome’s dense concrete structure also presents a challenging environment for the evaluating of wireless signals.

The new 5G service is expected to deliver significantly faster download go hell for leathers compared with today’s LTE networks and make new technologies possible.

Telus is analysis 5G technology in Vancouver in partnership with Chinese company Huawei, which has also been run with Bell.

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