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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