The headquarters of Rogers Communications Inc. is viewed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Image

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July 21 (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO), on Thursday appointed Ron McKenzie as its new chief technology and information and facts officer, weeks right after an unprecedented outage at one of Canada’s biggest telecom operators shut banking, transport and federal government access for thousands and thousands.

The 19-hour service outage previously this month drew ire from shoppers and sparked needs for far more unbiased competitiveness at a time when Rogers is searching to elevate a block on its try to consider about rival Shaw Communications (SJRb.TO) in a C$20 billion deal. study far more

McKenzie will swap Jorge Fernandes efficient instantly, the enterprise mentioned.

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McKenzie, a previous Shaw Communications executive, joined Rogers in 2019 and later headed the division responsible for delivery of providers to Canadian businesses.

The Canadian federal government purchased a probe and demanded telecommunications corporations agree in just 60 days to build communication protocols to preserve men and women much better knowledgeable adhering to the outage. examine far more

Rogers has pledged to spend to steer clear of a repeat of the substantial outage and reported it would be crediting prospects with the equivalent of 5 days services. go through much more

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Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru Enhancing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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