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Bell, Telus 5G reaches Ottawa; Rogers claims 5G first in Saint John

4 Jun 2021

The 5G mobile networks of Bell Canada and Telus are now live in the country’s capital city Ottawa, reports A Bell spokesperson confirmed to the blog site that its 5G network officially went live in Ottawa on the morning of 3 June, while Bell and Telus utilise extensive bilateral network sharing including 5G. Bell Canada has also this week formed a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to combine its 5G wireless capabilities with AWS’ cloud computing infrastructure to enable new solutions in areas such as immersive gaming, self-driving cars and smart manufacturing.

Rival Canadian operator Rogers Communications – which has offered 5G in Ottawa since March 2020 – has announced the expansion of its 5G network to Saint John, New Brunswick. Rogers already provided 5G in Moncton, Fredericton and eight other communities across the province, while the company highlights that it remains the sole 5G operator in the wider Atlantic Canada region. Nationwide, Rogers’ 5G is available in over 700 communities with the commitment to reach 1,000 communities by year-end.

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