Canada’s Rogers Communications Inc. this week announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
“Our solid first quarter results reflect disciplined execution in each of our business units, and our continued ability to support the needs of our customers despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Rogers President/CEO Joe Natale. “We saw total revenue growth led by improvements in our Cable and Media businesses, and in our Wireless business, saw low churn and strong postpaid subscriber growth. We are confident in our long-term growth strategy and are well positioned as the economy continues to recover. We remain focused on making generational investments in our networks, our customers, and our country, including expanding Canada’s largest 5G network and connecting even more rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.”
- Continued expanding wireless service to more rural and underserved communities and providing 5G services to 173 communities across the country.
- Announced an agreement, the largest of its kind in Canada, with Federal, Ontario, and local Eastern Ontario governments to bring more choice and increase 5G wireless coverage in Eastern Ontario, investing over $300 million to upgrade or build more than 600 wireless towers by the end of 2025.
- Expanded Canada’s largest and most reliable 5G network to serve 10 more cities, now in 173 markets across Canada, and announced a smart city initiative with Communitech to develop 5G transportation solutions of the future.
- Ranked Canada’s most reliable 5G network by umlaut, receiving top results for the strongest 5G network and highest reliability on 5G-capable devices for the fourth quarter of 2020.
- Announced it will bring 5G connectivity, using an innovative solution, to 480 homes in Holland Marsh, Ontario, in partnership with the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) and the Government of Ontario, to support advances in agriculture technology.
- Announced the upcoming expansion of its wireless network in British Columbia, including 5G, to provide reliable connectivity along Highway 14 and Highway 16 (the Highway of Tears). New wireless towers along Highway 16 will provide reliable connectivity to those who live, work, and travel along this critical route; Roger’s network will provide continuous coverage along all 720 km of this northern highway.
- Ranked as Canada’s most consistent national wireless network and broadband provider for the third consecutive quarter by Ookla, the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications.
- Partnered with Métis Nation British Columbia to provide wireless connectivity, services, and dedicated support to over 340 Métis businesses and communities in British Columbia.