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Rogers 5G: When & Where You Can Get It 2021

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The Rogers Communications network covers a massive 97 percent of Canada and is one of many mobile carriers launching 5G around the world.

Rogers invested over $4 billion USD in 5G deployment in 2019 and over $2 billion in 2020. They're currently in the process of rolling out a 5G network, so it's available to any customer with the right device.

The company has been silent about any fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions for 5G access at home, and have announced plans to release only mobile 5G that works with 5G phones.

When Is 5G Coming to Canada? (Updated for 2021) Rogers Communications

Rogers 5G Cities

The 5G network from Rogers began to roll out in January 2020, in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. It's currently available across 170+ areas in Canada.

Some of the supported locations include Abbotsford-Mission, BC; Aurora, ON; Calgary, AB; Delta, BC; Edmonton, AB; Fort McMurray, AB; Saskatoon, SK; Kelowna, BC; Markham, ON; North Vancouver, BC; and Burlington, ON.

See the full coverage map for details.

Rogers 5G Devices

You can't access all the benefits of the 5G network unless you use a 5G-compatible phone. See the Rogers Cell Phones and Devices page to see which phones work on their 5G network.

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Rogers 5G Rollout Progress

Here's a look at how the Rogers 5G network got to where it is today, and where it's heading:

Rogers announced in early 2018 that they'd be running 5G tests in Toronto and Ottawa. One 5G test Rogers performed in partnership with Ericsson involved virtual reality headsets to showcase the low latency that can be achieved with a 5G network.In late 2018, Rogers revealed a partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to create a “real-world 5G Hub” testbed for working on cutting edge 5G projects involving self-driving cars, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more. The smart campus went live in late 2019.The company doubled its technology investment in British Columbia in 2019 to ensure that the groundwork for 5G will be in place for a commercial launch.On January 15, 2020, they announced that 5G would start rolling out in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa.On March 6, 2020, they revealed their first 5G devices, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series.On May 28, 2020, UBC and Rogers launched Canada's first 5G pilot of smart city transportation tech in Kelowna.September 1, 2020, marked a large expansion of their network with the inclusion of dozens of additional markets.On September 22, 2020, Rogers brought 5G to Ajax, Burlington, Grimsby, Oakville, and Whitby, Ontario.On October 13, 2020, the network reached over 30 communities in Alberta, 50 in British Columbia, and over 35 in Ontario.On December 16, 2020, 5G arrived in Moncton, New Brunswick, and reached 160 cities and towns across the country.On February 25, 2021, the network expanded to 10 more cities and towns.5G Challenges: Why It Isn't Rolling Out Faster