Canada gets faster as Rogers turns on LTE-Advanced in 12 markets

Canada gets faster as Rogers turns on LTE-Advanced in 12 markets
Canada’s largest wireless carrier, Rogers, has plugged in the switchgear enabling LTE-Advanced service in 12 markets across the country.

To make that news even sweeter, Rogers aggregated its two side-by-side blocks of 700MHz spectrum into the mix, along with existing AWS bands to turn on LTE-A. 700MHz spectrum typically has much better coverage and building penetration characteristics than higher frequencies in the AWS and PCS bands have alone.

Starting today, Rogers is offering LTE-A in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Windsor, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax, and Saint John. Rogers did not mention any specific data speeds with its service, but its coverage map indicates speeds in excess of 150Mbps.

This network enhancement is the beginning of what Rogers says will become a nationwide rollout of LTE-Advanced over an unspecified time frame. For now, it is a network in search of equipment that can use it, as compatible devices are just becoming available, and will be for sale later this year.

source: Rogers via Windows Central

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7 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

When is Wind getting LTE?

2. Gawain

Posts: 433; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

So all 5 of their customers can get faster coverage on a skelton network? j/k...they need to get on track with that, but I don't even think they have a million customers yet.

4. Busyboy unregistered

They have over 700k subs and they started 2011 so it's growing pretty Damn quick for a startup.

6. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

I would be happy if the MAX = 15Mbps we are getting just becomes more consistent.

7. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

Hello Bell? ..a few years ago you touted the fastest network only to get trounced by Rogers on LTE-Advanced. If I didn't have a bad experience with, ahem, 'Robbers' (which is still on my credit report) I'd switch.

3. LAKAME_MAN

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Meanwhile, carriers in Iran are starting to roll out "3G" :|

5. e8ght

Posts: 27; Member since: May 25, 2013

uhmm,..well, it's a good start:)

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