Rogers Network Disrupted, Internet and Cell Phone Services Affected in Canada


Massive network disruptions experienced by Canadian telecommunications giant Rogers have been causing problems with cellular services and internet connectivity across the country since Friday morning (8/7) local time, according to local media reports.

The disruption also affected banking services, 911 emergency services, passport offices and Canada’s ArriveCAN app which is used for border control.

Rogers confirmed that the interference is currently affecting their wired and wireless network but the cause is still unknown.


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Bell, another telecommunications giant, said its network was operating fine, but Bell customers may experience problems trying to call or text Rogers customers.

Telus issued a similar statement, saying network disruptions affecting Rogers customers did not affect Telus’ internet, landlines or wireless infrastructure.

The country’s telecommunications sector is dominated by three major operators, namely Rogers, Bell, and Telus. Rogers is the largest wireless service provider, with about 11.3 million subscribers across the country.

Experts say more competition should be introduced into this concentrated wireless services market, with the three major carriers serving about 87% of Canadian customers. (Xinhua/Ant/S-2)


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