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Rogers continues to bring technology innovations to the market that dramatically change home entertainment,” says John Boynton, executive vice- president and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. “from the launch of high speed internet, video-on-demand, on demand online and now live tv on your tablet, we’re committed to delivering world- leading internet experiences to our customers.

Cell phone in 1985

1985
Canada’s first cell-phone company – Rogers Cantel Inc offers mobile phones and pagers. That year, the first official cellular call in Canada was made on the Rogers wireless network.

Lets Go Digital

1992
Let’s get digital – Rogers becomes the first carrier to offer digital cellular services.

1995
Speed it up – Rogers was the first to offer truly high-speed internet to consumers, marking a radical change in how we used our computers.

Blackberry

1999
Blackberry comes to town – The first to offer BlackBerry devices and plans, Rogers ushered in the next wave of cellular: the smartphone era.

Mobile overhaul

2001
Mobile overhaul – As mobile phones became more complex, Rogers followed suit by launching a faster network that could handle it: 3G.

Faster mobile network

2006
Things get even faster – Five years after 3G, Rogers launched an even faster mobile network – HSPA – giving Canadians access to the mobile internet.

iPhone

2008
Say hello to iPhone – Rogers brought smiles to many Canadians when it brought the now-iconic iPhone north of the U.S. border.

Android

2009
Say hello to android – With the launch of the HTC Magic and Dream, both running Google’s up-and-coming Android OS, Rogers becomes the first to bring Android to Canada.

LTE mobile network

2012
Warp speed ahead – The ultra-fast LTE mobile network comes to Canada, exclusively from Rogers.


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