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ericahalfbee
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5G Bands supported

Aside from where 5G in general is indicated on the network coverage map, of the 5G bands, sub-six, mid-range, and millimetre-wave, which are Rogers supporting and where?

 

 

 

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larman2002
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Re: 5G Bands supported

I was looking for this as well.

2,600 MHz IMT-En38NR5GActive / Being Deployed[35]NSA (non-standalone) mode
600 MHz DDn71NR5GActive / Being Deployed[41][35]NSA (non-standalone) mode; in use with AWS-based frequencies (band n66) by means of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS)[41]
1,700/2,100 MHz Extended AWSn66NR5GActive / Being Deployed[41]NSA (non-standalone) mode; in use with DD-based frequencies (band n71) by means of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS)[41]

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RogersLaura
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Re: 5G Bands supported

Hello @ericahalfbee,

 

Welcome to our Rogers Community Forums and thank you for your first post here. Hopefully, you've been keeping safe and doing well! 😃

 

We appreciate your interest in the Rogers 5G network! We’re starting to roll out Canada’s first 5G network in downtown Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal with plans to expand coverage in these cities, and to over 20 more cities, by the end of 2020. 

 

Feel free to check out this helpful 5G network page to learn more information on this enhancement and feel free to bookmark it for any future updates! 

 

RogersLaura

expresspotato
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Re: 5G Bands supported

The page you linked to doesn't show which bands 5G is on. Anyone know?

RogersMaude
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Re: 5G Bands supported

Good day @expresspotato,

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community and thanks for your post!

 

Last year, Rogers acquired a 20-year 600 MHz licenses to build national 5G network for Canadians. The company invested $1.71 per MHz/POP to acquire 52 of 64 of the 600 MHz spectrum licenses available to Rogers. This includes all available blocks in Southern and Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec, Atlantic Canada, Manitoba and all three territories. This spectrum will be combined with 3500 MHz and millimetre wave spectrum to create a global best-in-class 5G network across Canada.

 

The 600 MHz spectrum is a critical foundation to deploy 5G technology across Canada’s vast landscape. It carries wireless data across long distances and through dense urban buildings. This creates more consistent and higher quality coverage in both remote areas and smart cities. This coverage will benefit businesses across the country that rely on real-time data including farming, mining, manufacturing and transportation. 

 

Rogers is partnering with Ericsson and upgrading its infrastructure to 5G ready technology. The company’s national network is now ready to support 5G applications and through its partnership with the University of British Columbia, Rogers is building a real-world 5G hub that will be a testbed and blueprint for 5G innovation in Canada.

 

Hope this helps!

 

RogersMaude

larman2002
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Re: 5G Bands supported

I was looking for this as well.

2,600 MHz IMT-En38NR5GActive / Being Deployed[35]NSA (non-standalone) mode
600 MHz DDn71NR5GActive / Being Deployed[41][35]NSA (non-standalone) mode; in use with AWS-based frequencies (band n66) by means of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS)[41]
1,700/2,100 MHz Extended AWSn66NR5GActive / Being Deployed[41]NSA (non-standalone) mode; in use with DD-based frequencies (band n71) by means of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS)[41]

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Wizard1
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Re: 5G Bands supported

Does anyone know whether or not your phone requires compatibility with One / All / 2 out of 3 bands (n38, n71, n66) inorder to utilize 5G? Im contemplating purchasing an Asian 5G phone. Thanks

RogersLaura
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Re: 5G Bands supported

Hello @Wizard1!

 

We appreciate you being a part of our community forums, great first post! 🙂

 

As with prior networks, you should only require one band to use the 5G network.

 

With regards to using a foreign device, we always recommend that you check with your device manufacturer to make sure your device is certified for use on our network.

 

Keep in mind, to access our 5G network you’ll need a Rogers Infinite plan . You’ll be able to access 5G at no extra charge. Also you’ll need to be in an area with 5G coverage.

 

Please feel free to click here to learn more about 5G on the Rogers network and don't forget to check out our FAQs! 

 

RogersLaura

MichaelYYZ
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Re: 5G Bands supported

Here is an excerpt from an article in The Globe and Mail on 16 December 2020:

 

“Rogers Communications Inc. is launching standalone 5G wireless networks in Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto.

 

The rollout makes the company the first of the large Canadian telecoms to introduce the standalone service.

Initial deployments of fifth-generation wireless service have relied on installing 5G-capable radios on top of existing 4G network backbones. Canada’s large wireless carriers – Rogers, Telus Corp. and BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada – all used this approach to launch early iterations of 5G service this year.

 

To reap the full benefits of the new generation of wireless technology – including much faster upload and download speeds, a significant reduction in lag time and the ability to power smart cities and driverless cars – telecom providers will need to build new, standalone 5G core networks. (The core can be considered the brain of a telecom network.)

 

The standalone 5G networks Rogers launched on Wednesday were built with gear from Swedish supplier Ericsson. However, wireless customers won’t see improvements to their service until the next generation of 5G-capable devices arrives; the 5G smartphones currently available in Canada, including the latest version of Apple’s iPhone, are only compatible with non-standalone 5G service and 4G networks.”

 

Why are the current 5G smartphones not compatible? Are even the Apple iPhone 12 series of smartphones not compatible? What frequency bands does Rogers specifically use for the standalone 5G networks?

RogersLaura
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Re: 5G Bands supported

Hey @MichaelYYZ!

 

We appreciate the post and hope you are doing well! 🙂

 

You should be able to find all of your answers in this thread. You may also check out our helpful FAQs as per post #2 of this thread, for further info and updates!

 

Kind regards,

RogersLaura

 

 

MichaelYYZ
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Re: 5G Bands supported

@RogersLaura

 

Thanks, but sadly there is no mention about the standalone frequency bands above or in the FAQs and why the iPhone 12 series are not compatible with the standalone networks build by Rogers, according to the quote from the article in The Globe and Mail. 

 

Hopefully, someone could provide an explanation...