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Rogers begins rolling out 5G network in select Canadian cities

Canadian communications and media company Rogers Communications Inc. began rolling out the country's first 5G network in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Rogers plans to expand its 5G network to more than 20 additional markets by the end of the year. Customers can use the company's 5G services exclusively on Rogers Infinite plans with unlimited data and no overage fees.

Rogers said Jan. 15 that its 5G network will initially use the 2.5 GHz spectrum in the downtown areas of Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and will later expand to use 600 MHz 5G spectrum. The company also plans to start deploying 3.5 GHz spectrum and spectrum sharing to allow 4G spectrum to be used for 5G.

The company recently teamed up with several major communications and media companies to create a 5G-focused forum to develop uniform interoperable 5G specifications.