Apple has signed up Rogers Wireless as its exclusive iPhone partner in Canada.

The company is presently meeting with European network operators to try to fix a single deal to cover this region.

Rogers Wireless will be the sole iPhone supplier in Canada. The company claims it's working closely with Apple to launch the device there, and hopes to bring it to market later this year (after the June US launch).

Apple does face a fresh problem in Canada. Comwave Telecom has used the iPhone brand name since 2004 to sell internet phone service to its customers. That company has filed legal papers in the region to oppose Apple's use of the contentious brand name.

As previously reported, Cisco is also objecting to Apple's use of the name.