Rogers has announced that it has begun rolling out its independent 5G core network in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
"Considered the brain of the network, our independent 5G core propels us forward on our journey to bring the full potential of 5G to Canadians," said Rogers CTO Jorge Fernandes in a Press release.
The Toronto-based national operator says the network, which is powered by Ericsson, will support future devices and chipsets as they become available.
Canadian operators currently offer 5G service by adding 5G channels on top of their existing LTE core. With this latest move, Rogers is beginning to roll out its standalone 5G core network in these four cities, meaning the network is not dependent on an LTE core.