Canada’s largest wireless carrier, Rogers Communications Inc. claims that it would consider opportunities for sharing network development cost with other cable and telecommunications companies as it tests new technology.
According to Chief Executive Officer Nadir Mohamed, the company would look at the options for sure; Rogers see themselves in the leadership position.
Rogers began trials for a new LTE network last month that would offer faster Web browsing and accommodate an expected increase in smartphone traffic. Sharing network construction costs would save Rogers money as it aims to fend off competition from four new local wireless operators.
BCE Inc. and Telus Corp., Rogers’s two biggest rivals, built a faster network together last year which allowed them to introduce the iPhone and end Rogers’s Canadian monopoly on the Apple Inc. device.