The City of Fredericton is powering ideas through its digital infrastructure like our LoRaWAN (IoT sensor network), open data portal, and most recently Rogers’ 5G!
Atlantic Canada's First 5G City
Rogers 5G network, powered by Ericsson, expands to Fredericton, making it the first in Atlantic Canada
Next generation 5G network technology will drive productivity, fuel innovation and power New Brunswick’s economy to compete
Rogers Communications and the City of Fredericton on September 24, 2020 announced 5G is now available on Canada’s most trusted and reliable network in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Rogers 5G network, powered by Ericsson, is the largest in Canada, now in more than 60 cities and towns across the country . Rogers has also partnered with Ignite on providing 5G at the Cyber Centre in Knowledge Park.
“As we expand into Fredericton, over time our 5G technology will transform the way we live, work, and do business in New Brunswick,” said Matt MacLellan, President of Atlantic Region, Rogers Communications. “We are proud to work with the City of Fredericton to bring 5G to the city. Strong digital infrastructure and this next generation technology are critical to fuel productivity and innovation as we power out of the pandemic.”
Building on the company’s national roll out, Rogers 5G network will bring consumers and businesses the very best in wireless technology to neighbourhoods and business parks.
“In partnership with Rogers and Fredericton Innovation Partnership stakeholders, we are thrilled to jointly announce Fredericton’s digital evolution as ‘Atlantic Canada’s First 5G City’!” said the Mayor of Fredericton. “As part of a multi-year telecommunications partnership, the City has been working with Rogers since November 2019 to bring 5G to Fredericton as part of their national roll-out. There will be tremendous impact, enabling our entrepreneurs, students and researchers, to develop robust edge applications, solutions and applied research.”
Open Data Portal
The City is making various collected data readily available in its Open Data Portal so that students and entrepreneurs can use it to develop new game-changing technologies and applications.
LoRaWAN / IoT
The City of Fredericton partnered with eleven-x to deploy a LoRaWAN® network to expand its digital infrastructure, and provide secure and wireless coverage for connecting cost-effective, battery-powered devices. Their suite of high performing sensors enable real-time data collection that is communicated through a low power network securely to an intuitive dashboard interface. The deployment of the low power, open standard LoRaWAN network has enabled the City of Fredericton to explore and test a wide range of Smart City applications (i.e. real-time flood monitoring) and use cases tailored to monitor infrastructure, assets, and services in an easy-to-use and cost-effective manner. It’s also helped to better inform municipal decision-making.
With the LoRaWAN network, the City of Fredericton has been able to focus on specific areas of need in the community with scalable, cost-efficient solutions, laying the foundation to connect with citizens, businesses, and academic institutions to provide better services for everyone.