SSi Micro and Rogers have announced a new wireless roaming agreement for customers of both companies.
This north-south roaming agreement means SSi Mobile customers from Nunavut can roam nationwide on the Rogers wireless network, and vice versa with no extra charges.
“Our customers deserve the best possible service, whether at home, at work, or traveling outside Nunavut,” said Jeff Philipp, founder and CEO of SSi, in a statement to iPhone in Canada. “As the only network operator with coverage in all 25 communities, SSi Mobile is growing quickly in numbers and popularity with consumers. This partnership with Rogers adds another level of excellence, ensuring the highest quality roaming connectivity across the country.”
This agreement marks the first time Rogers consumer and business customers can now roam in all 25 Nunavut communities on the SSi 4G-LTE northern network; previously roaming was only available in Iqaluit.
“Our consumer and business customers want high quality wireless access wherever they are, and we are committed to keeping Canadians connected, including in remote and rural communities,” said Dean Prevost, President, Rogers for Business, in an issued statement. “This agreement connects customers from both companies to the moments that matter most in their lives, whether it’s travelling to or from Canada’s North for business or pleasure.”
SSi previously received a spectrum sub-license from Rogers, allowing the former to extend wireless connectivity through 1900MHz bands in Nunavut and Yellowknife.