Canadian operator Rogers Communications introduced that it’s beginning to roll out what it claims to be the nation’s first 5G Standalone core community.

The brand new community, with options from Swedish vendor Ericsson, can be initially rolled out in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

“Thought of the mind of the community, our 5G Standalone core propels us ahead on our path to deliver the complete potential of 5G to Canadians,” stated Jorge Fernandes, CTO at Rogers. “From ultra-low latency to superior companies like community slicing, standalone 5G will help functions and applied sciences that can have a profound influence on our financial system and society.”

Rogers additionally introduced that it has expanded its 5G community to 26 new cities and cities in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec, and now reaches 160 communities throughout the nation. In January 2020, Rogers Communications had initially launched 5G in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Standalone 5G’s ultra-low latency will allow time-critical industrial automation functions, whereas community slicing will present on-demand 5G for total industries and organizations, the service stated.

“Rogers will have the ability to provide a large number of latest enterprise alternatives for cellular customers and industries to the Canadian market. This answer will present agility, programmability and adaptability to satisfy the rising wants of shopper and enterprise calls for,” stated Jeanette Irekvist, head of buyer unit Canada for Ericsson North America.

Rogers Standalone 5G community is supported by Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G core. The Canadian operator had partnered with Ericsson in 2018 as its unique 5G vendor for its full community infrastructure, together with core and radio entry community. Ericsson, Rogers and Qualcomm Applied sciences have collectively accomplished Standalone 5G testing on the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Cellular Platform.

“The transition to Standalone 5G is a crucial milestone within the development of 5G, permitting for enhancements in high quality of service, in addition to enabling new enterprise prospects by means of using community slicing,” stated Durga Malladi, senior vice chairman and normal supervisor, 4G/5G, Qualcomm Applied sciences.

Rogers is presently utilizing 2.5 GHz, AWS and 600 MHz spectrum to offer 5G protection in Canada.

The corporate has additionally deployed Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) know-how in a few of the markets the place it presents 5G companies. This know-how permits spectrum for use for 4G and 5G concurrently on its 600 MHz and AWS spectrum bands.

The corporate’s 5G ecosystem additionally contains strategic partnerships to analysis, incubate and commercialize locally-developed 5G know-how and functions with the College of British Columbia and the College of Waterloo, amongst different establishments.