Rogers to Start LTE-M Roll Out in 2018 with Ericsson

Rogers to Start LTE-M Roll Out in 2018 with Ericsson Image Credit: jamesteoh/Bigstockphoto.com

Rogers announced its plan to launch an LTE Cat M1 network (LTE-M) to help businesses connect and track their assets in real time – using solutions such as logistics tracking, alarm monitoring, and smart metering.

The national rollout of LTE-M will start with an initial launch in Ontario by the end of 2018, followed by additional provinces throughout 2019, and a full national rollout completed by 2020. This investment is a stepping stone in Rogers multi-year technology plan to bring 5G to Canadians with its network partner, Ericsson.

LTE-M is also a great alternative option for all machine-to-machine connections that are still using the 2G network. As LTE-M is rolled out, Rogers will provide its customers with clear and simple options to enhance their service experience when they choose to migrate and upgrade their 2G IoT devices and benefit from all the new capabilities provided by LTE-M.  In addition, LTE-M will also enable future consumer IoT applications such as wearables, monitoring and tracking solutions.

Rogers is expanding its portfolio of IoT solutions to meet the needs of Canadian businesses and municipalities.

Dean Prevost, President, Enterprise, Rogers Communications
With the launch of LTE-M, we are empowering the adoption of reliable, low cost, and secure IoT solutions that support a variety of use cases such as asset tracking, smart cities, utilities, transportation, and supply chain management.

Jorge FErnandes, CTO, Rogers Communications
Rogers has a strong history of innovation in IoT. LTE-M continues that leadership and is a key part of our plan towards building a 5G-ready network. LTE-M will bring Massive IoT to life – a market with tremendous scale for connected devices – and will fundamentally improve how Canadian businesses and cities operate.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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