Rogers first to launch LTE network in St. John's today
Rogers announces two new exclusive LTE devices, including Canada’s first
LTE Windows Phone
TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications announced today
that its LTE network is now live in St. John’s, making Rogers the first
carrier to bring the fastest wireless speeds in Canada to
“We are proud to be the first carrier to bring our LTE network to St.
John’s,” said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief
Marketing Officer. “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.”
Rogers was the first to launch an LTE network in Canada, starting in
Ottawa last summer, followed by Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver last
fall. Today, Rogers LTE network is the largest in Canada, offering LTE
to 11 million Canadians with plans to double its coverage this year.
Rogers 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 months.
Rogers was also the first Canadian carrier to launch LTE devices. Today,
Rogers added to its lineup of LTE devices with the exclusive LTE
smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC One X.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is the first Windows Phone LTE smartphone. The Nokia
Lumia 900 features a 4.3″ AMOLED screen, 1.4 GHz processor, a 1
megapixel front- facing camera for video calling and Nokia’s exclusive
Carl Zeiss 8MP back-camera. The HTC One X will be the first smartphone
in Canada designed with Beats Audio for an incredible audio experience.
It also includes a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor, the Android 4.0 software
(Ice Cream Sandwich), HTC Sense 4.0 and a new camera. Both devices will
be available this spring. For more information, visit Rogers RedBoard.
Other Rogers LTE devices include, the Samsung Galaxy Note™, combining a
large, rich screen with convenient portability, it’s an all-in-one LTE
smartphone tablet hybrid. 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™.
The national launch of Rogers LTE network reinforces our proud history
of innovative firsts and our commitment to investing in Canada’s
digital future. Rogers was the first carrier in North America to launch
an HSPA+ network and offers Canada’s only coast-to-coast GSM network.
Rogers was the first in the world to launch BlackBerry® devices; and the first in Canada to launch both Android products and
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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