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Rogers Replaces Technology Chief After Costly Network Failure

A Rogers store in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Monday, May 9, 2022. To close one of Canada's biggest-ever takeovers, Rogers Communications Inc. may need help from an unlikely ally: a rival telecommunications company, Quebecor Inc., led by an outspoken Quebec separatist with a penchant for lawsuits.
A Rogers store in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Monday, May 9, 2022. To close one of Canada's biggest-ever takeovers, Rogers Communications Inc. may need help from an unlikely ally: a rival telecommunications company, Quebecor Inc., led by an outspoken Quebec separatist with a penchant for lawsuits.Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg

Cable and wireless firm Rogers Communications Inc. installed a new head of technology after the company suffered a nationwide network failure that’s expected to cost more than $125 million. 

Ron McKenzie was named Rogers’ new chief technology officer, replacing Jorge Fernandes, who has left the company, a Rogers spokesperson said in a message. The change was first reported by the Globe and Mail newspaper.