Rogers launches LTE network in Canada


By Telecom Lead Team: Mobile service provider Rogers
Communications has launched its LTE network in St. Johns in Canada.


The launch makes Rogers the first carrier to bring the
fastest wireless speeds in Canada to Newfoundlanders.


Presently, Rogers LTE network offers LTE to 11 million
Canadians with plans to double its coverage this year.


The network provider said that it will expand its LTE
network to more than 25 cities in 2012, including in Atlantic Canada.
Halifax and surrounding areas can expect to get LTE in the next few


“With Rogers LTE wireless network coverage,
customers have access to speeds similar to broadband connections, making it
easier for people to use their mobile devices to download apps, stream HD
videos and music or play on-line games, with virtually no delays or buffering,”
said John Boynton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer,


Rogers was the first to launch an LTE network
in Canada, starting in Ottawa last summer, followed
by Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver last fall.


In addition to the network launch, Rogers has added the
Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC One X to its lineup of LTE devices.


Other Rogers LTE devices include, the Samsung Galaxy
Note. Rogers also carries the Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U LTE Rocket
stick, the Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S LTE Rocket mobile hotspot, the
Rogers-exclusive Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone and the HTC Raider – as
well as Canada’s first LTE tablet, the Rogers exclusive, HTC
Jetstream. It also was the first in the world to launch
BlackBerry devices; and the first in Canada to launch both
Android products and the iPhone.


Rogers was the first carrier in North
America to launch an HSPA+ network and offers Canada’s only
coast-to-coast GSM network.


Recently, Rogers
announced that its LTE 4G wireless network now available in more cities
including Laval, Terrebonne, Brossard, Longueuil and Vaudreuil.


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