Canada has joined the countries with 5G network as its telecom giant Rogers just started rolling out the country’s first 5G network service in four major cities namely: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. Other cities may not be mentioned now but they will be included soon.
Although users can’t get the service right now, they’ll have to wait until devices are made available in the latter part of this year to use the network, once that is done Canada wouldn’t have to jealous America anymore. The service has promised to reach more than 20 additional markets before 2020 finally goes away.
The telecom company, Rogers was using mid-band wireless frequencies like Sprint’s instead of the fast-but-finicky millimetre-wave you see with T-Mobile’s far-reaching but modest low-band 5G. It’ll start with 2.5GHz airwaves, but will gradually move to low-band 600MHz in the latter part of 2020.
The Canada tech company will use 3.5GHz access and also sharing tech that allows the use of LTE frequencies for 5G. Although this procedure will not be as fast as the very fast American 5G networks, it will, however, provide reasonable coverage while it’s still working to produce a meaningful speed advantage over LTE.
More works need to be done in the Canada 5G network service as Rogers’ main rivals Bell, Telus and Freedom Mobile have not deployed their 5G network service as yet. And the absence of a fast 5G network service in Canada may after most Americans who visits the county most regularly.
The good thing is that it has started and it bodes well for the maturity of 5G network service as a whole, regardless of where a person lives.