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Rogers to launch first 5G network in Canada

Last Updated Jan 15, 2020 at 10:46 am EST

A man speaks on a mobile phone outside Rogers Communications Inc.'s annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto on April 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Rogers has announced plans to be the first company in Canada with a 5G network.

The network will be rolled out in preparation for when the first 5G devices are available this year.

It will only be in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver to start before rolling out to other markets.

Rogers President and CEO Joe Natale called 5G the biggest technological evolution since the launch of wireless in 1985.

Natale said Rogers is partnering with several companies for the technology but Huawei is not one of them.

Rogers is the parent company of this radio station.