Rogers Activates Canada's first LTE smartphones
TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2011 /CNW/ – This week, Rogers Communications Inc.
activated the first Long Term Evolution (LTE) smartphones in Canada.
The first Samsung Galaxy S II™ LTE smartphones, a Rogers exclusive
device, were shipped on Tuesday to the first customers on the company’s
national reservation system.
Operating on Rogers LTE, the largest LTE network in Canada, customers
using the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE will get speeds similar to broadband
connections making it easier for people to use their devices to
download apps, stream HD videos and music or play online games, with
virtually no delays or buffering.
“We’re thrilled to offer this great new LTE Samsung smartphone to our
customers first,” said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President
and Chief Marketing Officer. “We were the first to bring LTE to Canada
and now first to offer this sought-after device to our customers. More
than a thousand people have signed up for it and we look forward to
fulfilling all of their orders in the coming days.”
The Samsung Galaxy S II LTE offers AWS for connectivity on the Rogers
LTE network, a Tri-band HSPA+/Quad-band EDGE for connectivity on the
Rogers 4G HSPA+ network and international roaming, a 4.5″ WVGA Super
AMOLED Plus touchscreen (480×800), a 8MP rear camera with flash, 2MP
front facing camera, Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, Android 2.3 operating
system,1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.
In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, Rogers offers the
exclusive HTC Jetstream™ LTE tablet, the fastest tablet in Canada and
the Rogers LTE Rocket™ stick (Sierra Wireless AirCard ® 313U) .The LTE
Rocket™ mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard ® 754S) will be available in the coming weeks and can be reserved using
the Rogers Reservation System at www.rogers.com/lte.
Expanding upon Canada’s first LTE launch in Ottawa in the summer
followed by Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver last month, more than 5.5
million Canadians now have access to the world’s fastest wireless
This year, Rogers will have LTE devices capable of maximum theoretical
download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Today, devices are capable of
downloading up to 75 Mbps and Rogers LTE customers are experiencing
typical download speeds ranging from 12 Mbps to 25 Mbps. These speeds
are significantly faster than experienced on any other Canadian 4G
HSPA+ wireless network. As device selection evolves, customers will be
able to take advantage of the full potential of the Rogers LTE network
and maximum theoretical download speeds will increase to up to 150
About Rogers Communications Inc.
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).
For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please
Image with caption: “Rogers customer, Brian Javier (right), activated Canada’s 1st LTE smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, at a Rogers Plus location in Toronto. The Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, a Rogers exclusive device, was shipped on Tuesday to the first customers on the company’s national reservation system. Operating on Rogers LTE, the largest LTE network in Canada, customers using the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE will get speeds similar to broadband connections. (CNW Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111027_C7210_PHOTO_EN_5366.jpg