Rogers Becomes Exclusive Wireless Service Provider for TTC, Bringing 5G and Enhanced Safety Features to Riders

Rogers recently announced that it will offer 5G connectivity services to the entire subway system in Toronto, including access to 911 for all riders. However, it is not yet clear whether this service will only be available to Rogers customers or to all residents of Toronto. This announcement came after Rogers acquired BAI Communications' Canadian operations, which previously had the exclusive rights to build the wireless network for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). BAI had exceeded its contractual obligations by building Wi-Fi infrastructure in stations and a cellular network in specific sections of the subway. However, this only accounts for 25% of the tunnels where TTC users could make 911 calls. The rollout of 5G is expected to take approximately two years, as network installations will happen during limited overnight construction time windows to ensure minimal disruption to riders. Rogers also clarified that it plans to initiate discussions with other providers to participate, and Freedom Mobile's agreement with BAI remains unchanged.

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