Rogers has launched 5G network in 24 new cities and towns across British Columbia, including Squamish.
The latest expansion also includes Whistler and other communities such as Saanich, Comox, Sooke, Sidney, and Sechelt.
The 5G will introduce new capabilities that are significantly more advanced than previous generations of wireless technology, according to Brent Johnston, the president of the wireless division of Rogers.
“We’re excited to roll out 5G to more communities large and small so that customers in British Columbia can use the latest 5G devices to their full potential,” Johnston said.
Johnston said the 5G network would help in real-time traffic management to reduce gridlock and commute time, remote healthcare and virtual surgery for isolated communities, drones using thermal imaging to better inform firefighters trying to fight forest fires and multi-player, lag-free gaming on the go.
According to Rogers, wireless industry investments in 5G networks are expected to contribute an estimated $40 billion to the country’s economy and create 250,000 permanent new jobs by 2026.
Rogers has launched 5G in 24 new cities and towns across British Columbia, including Squamish and Whistler.
The latest expansion also includes several communities on the Vancouver Island.