Rogers Wireless

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Company Name

Rogers Wireless, Inc

Ownership Type


Ownership/Controlling Entity



3G UMTS Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Rogers Wireless is the largest mobile carrier operating in Canada. The company was founded in 1960 by Canadian businessman Ted Rogers and became a mobile carrier in 1986 with the acquisition of Cantel, Canada's then sole national provider of cellular mobile services. Rogers Wireless is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications, following the buyout of AT&T's stake in 2004. Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI) is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company.

The company operates 2G over 850 and 1900 MHz frequencies, and 3G UMTS over B2 (1900 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz), with HSPA+ data services. In July 2011 Rogers was the first company to deploy LTE services, which launched over B4 (1700 MHz), and later added B7 (2600 MHz) in May 2013. To provide long range coverage Rogers added B12 and B17 (700 MHz) LTE in April 2014 - noting however that B17 is a sub-band of B12 so the two are broadcast as the one transmission.

The company made a first for Canada by deploying LTE-A in October 2014, using 2C carrier aggregation to provide data rates of up to 225 Mbps. Carrier aggregation is used to combine 10 MHz of B4 and 20 MHz of B7 spectrum. VoLTE HD voice service was commercially launched across Canada in March 2015.

In April 2018 Rogers announced partnership with Ericsson to continue deploying 4X4 MIMO and 256QAM LTE-A Pro, along with upgrading to 4C carrier aggregation.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

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4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active
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10 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
5 MHz Active
5 MHz Active

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.