5G on the TTC

The expansion work began this week in the tunnels between Kennedy and Warden stations on Line 2. To minimise rider disruptions, work is being done overnight and on weekends.

When the work is complete, mobile voice and data services will be available in all 75 stations and tunnels across the Toronto subway system.

In April 2023, Rogers acquired the TTC cellular network from BAI Canada. That 3G and 4G network could only cover about 25% of TTC tunnels and could not handle the cellular traffic that many riders brought.

“Today’s announcement marks an important milestone in the expansion of cellular coverage to the rest of Toronto’s subway system. Transit riders and commuters deserve a safe TTC,” said Toronto mayor Olivia Chow.

“Bringing 5G service to the unconnected tunnels is going to make a marked difference for transit users. Thanks to Rogers for leading the build, and to the TTC.”

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Rogers’ previous TTC work

Starting last August, Rogers introduced 5G in the busiest areas of the TTC subway for its customers and later turned on 5G service for all riders in October.

In December, the company completed an upgrade of the previous BAI Canada network. It turned on 5G service for all riders at all remaining stations and in the tunnels of the Vaughan extension between Sheppard West and Vaughan.

Rogers’ 5G network now covers over 2,300 communities.

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Nicholas completed his master's in journalism and communications at Western University. Since then, he's worked as a reporter at the Financial Post, Healthing.ca, Sustainable Biz Canada and more. Aside from reporting, he also has experience in web production, social media management, photography and video production. His work can also be found in the Toronto Star, Yahoo Finance Canada, Electric Autonomy Canada and Exclaim among others.

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