For a fifth quarter in a row, Canada’s most reliable wireless network¹ delivers the most consistent speeds of any national carrier2
Canada’s largest and most reliable 5G network¹ remains first for 5G Availability2
TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Communications was recognized today by Ookla® as Canada’s most consistent national wireless and broadband provider, achieving this top ranking for the fifth quarter in a row. At a time where Canadian consumers and businesses continue to rely on strong and consistent networks to keep connected to what matters most, Rogers networks continue to deliver its customers the most consistent speeds of any national wireless network or top internet provider in Canada. A new study on the Angus Reid Forum shows the strong impact connectivity and technology has played for Canadian small businesses over the past 18 months with 85% of Canadian small businesses rating reliable connectivity as top priority3.
In Ookla’s Global Market Index for Q32, which measures fixed and wireless network performance across Canada, Rogers also achieved specific recognitions for its broadband and 5G networks. Rogers was named the fastest fixed broadband service in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, a recognition that the company also achieved in Q2 2021. With the fastest speeds in these provinces, Rogers Ignite Internet customers can enjoy the benefits of connecting more devices simultaneously at home, whether for entertainment, gaming, operating a business remotely, or online learning.
“Our team is focused on building and investing in the best, most reliable network infrastructure in the country to bring world-class connectivity to Canadians, so today’s recognitions from Ookla brings us a lot of pride,” said Jorge Fernandes, Chief Technology Officer at Rogers Communications. “Beyond the rankings, today’s report brings to life our commitment to consistent, reliable connections for customers when they need it – whether that be for a business making an ecommerce sale, for a student logging in for class or for a family connecting across the country for a video call.”
Rogers was also ranked first for 5G Availability, a market distinction that Rogers has held since Ookla began measuring 5G availability in Q1 2021. Rogers 5G customers experience more time on Canada’s largest and most reliable 5G network1 than any other 5G customers in Canada. The Rogers 5G network reaches more than 850 communities with the commitment to reach over 70% of the population and more than 1,000 communities by year end.
Ookla aggregates millions of consumer-initiated tests through its app and website to measure mobile and internet consistency and speed. Ookla assesses the average of download and upload test results to rank network speed performance. Consistency Score™ measures what percentage of a provider’s samples equals or exceeds both a download and upload threshold that best supports the applications and experiences consumers use most (mobile threshold: 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload; fixed threshold: 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload).
Today’s results are based on analysis by Ookla taken from Q3 2021 (July – September 2021):
- Rogers was the fastest fixed broadband provider in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, with Median Download Speeds of 170.69 in Ontario, 186.77 in New Brunswick and 162.09 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Rogers wireline internet had the highest Consistency Score in Canada with 89%.
- Rogers ranked number one for Ookla’s 5G Availability metric at 35.9%, which captures the average percentage of time when subscribers’ 5G capable Android devices are connected to 5G.
- The company’s LTE network also achieved the top national wireless network Consistency Score of 79.9%.
Rogers has invested over $60 billion in its networks over the past 35 years. From January 2020 to March 2021, Rogers invested $2.8 billion in capital spending to deliver high-performing networks and vital services that keep Canadians connected. Recently, Rogers also invested $3.3 billion in 3500 MHz band spectrum, covering 99.4% of the Canadian population, to enhance and accelerate the expansion of Canada’s first, largest and most reliable 5G network1. This investment in Canada’s future positions the company as the largest single investor in 5G spectrum in the country across rural, suburban and urban markets4.
Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). If you want to find out more about us, visit about.rogers.com.
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1 Rogers was ranked first in the umlaut Mobile Data Performance audit in major Canadian cities in Q4, 2020. Visit www.umlaut.com/en/benchmarking/canada. Largest based on total square kilometers of Rogers 5G coverage compared to published coverage of other national networks.
2 Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q3 2021 https://www.speedtest.net/global-index/canada?fixed#market-analysis
3 These are the findings of a survey conducted by Rogers Communications from September 24th to September 30th, 2021 with an online sample of 505 Canadian small business owners with businesses of 10-149 employees who are members of the Angus Reid Forum. The survey was conducted in English and French.
4Rogers continues Canada’s 5G network leadership with leading investment in 3500 MHz 5G spectrum, reaching 99.4% of Canadians.
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