$2.2 billion of wireless capital investments in Canada including LTE;
28 more cities to be launched in 2012;
Canada's largest LTE device selection continues to grow
TORONTO, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading
diversified communications and media company, is today marking the
first year anniversary of its deployment of next generation LTE
wireless services in Canada. As the first company to bring LTE to
Canadians, Rogers is investing approximately $2.2 billion in wireless
capital investments in 2011 and 2012, including close to $500 million
to bring LTE to the majority of Canadians by the end of 2012.
"We're proud to have been the first to offer the fastest wireless
network technology in the world to our customers," says John Boynton,
Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "We
continue to deliver world leading Internet experiences by investing
heavily in our wireless network, and based on what our customers tell
us, our investments are paying off. Whether it's a family using faster
connections to stay in touch through video calling, a student
downloading large files on the go, a sports fan catching every second
of the game, or a commuter maximizing travel time, LTE is making
Canadians' lives better."
On July 7, 2011, Rogers launched LTE in the greater metropolitan areas
of Ottawa, followed by Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and surrounding
cities. So far in 2012, Rogers has rolled out LTE in St. John's,
Halifax and Calgary to reach approximately 35 per cent of the Canadian
Rogers is continuing to expand its LTE network, expanding coverage in
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver, and adding a
number of new cities from coast to coast with the plan to cover
approximately 60 per cent of the population by the end of the year.
Rogers plans to launch LTE in Moncton, Trois Rivières, Sherbrooke,
Quebec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington,
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener,
Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg,
Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. More cities will be
launched in 2013.
Rogers was the first in Canada to introduce LTE devices a year ago, and
today, with six smartphones and mobile Internet devices, it has the
largest selection of LTE devices in the country. This summer, Rogers
will be launching several more LTE devices, including Sony's first LTE
smartphone, the Sony Xperia Ion, and Canada's first LTE Rocket hub™.
The ZTE MF28B is a Rogers exclusive that will connect up to 15 devices
simultaneously and is now available for Rogers customers to reserve
through the Rogers Reservation System.
For more information on Rogers LTE network and devices visit www.rogers.com/lte.
About Rogers Communications - Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable
television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers
Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and
digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
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