TeraGo Using Nokia’s 5G mm-Wave Equipment to Provide Wireless Connectivity in Toronto

TeraGo, a provider of cloud, colocation and connectivity services in Canada, has announced that it will commence 5G millimetre wave technical trials in the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”) and Greater Golden Horseshoe Area in the first quarter of 2020, utilizing equipment from Nokia. The trials will be conducted on the 24 and 38 GHz frequency bands using both ISED developmental licences and TeraGo’s owned licensed spectrum. Following the technical trials, customer trials will then begin in the second quarter of 2020.

International momentum for 5G fixed wireless services has been increasing and as a global leader in 5G technology, Nokia’s equipment is at the center of many of these network deployments. In Canada, TeraGo is uniquely positioned to be one of the first operators to launch commercial 5G fixed wireless services as the largest holder of millimetre wave spectrum in the largest urban markets. The ultra-high bandwidth and low latency capabilities offered by 5G will allow TeraGo to deliver new innovative communications solutions to the customers, improve the efficiency of the network, and open new market opportunities for the Company.

TeraGo’s fixed wireless spectrum assets include 14 of 20 licences issued in the 24 GHz band and 25 of 27 licences issued in the 38 GHz band, covering 2,210 MHz in Canada’s six largest cities. The Company’s national fixed wireless network is supported by a redundant fibre optic backbone with approximately 600 rooftops across Canada. Over the next year, TeraGo will continue to invest to enhance its network by bringing the benefits of 5G Fixed Wireless Access to businesses including enhanced speed, low latency, and fibre like reliability.