Rogers launches first LTE network in New Brunswick, bringing the world's fastest mobile network technology to Moncton
TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications announced today
that its LTE (Long Term Evolution) network is now live in Moncton,
making it the first carrier to bring the fastest network technology to
“Rogers is proud to be the first to launch LTE in Moncton,” said Ken
Marshall, Rogers Regional President for Atlantic Canada. “New Brunswick
is a priority for Rogers, as is all of Atlantic Canada, and we have
invested $20M in our wireless network in New Brunswick over the past
two years. Moncton is a business hub and we are thrilled to bring LTE
to the city recently named the best place in Canada to do business by
KPMG in its Competitive Alternatives 2012 study.”
LTE is the fastest mobile network technology in the world, enabling
Canadians to use their mobile devices to download apps, stream live HD
sports, download HD files such as movies and music, stream video like
YouTube clips and movies, and play on-line games with virtually no
delays or buffering.
“Innovation in the knowledge economy is a key priority in our
government’s plan to rebuild New Brunswick and create jobs,” said New
Brunswick Premier David Alward. “Rogers is a valued partner in our
province as a major employer and leader in innovation and advanced
products and services. LTE has the power to change the way we do
business by opening doors for a mobile workforce and spurring job
Last summer, Rogers was the first to launch an LTE network in Canada.
Earlier this year, Rogers expanded its network to other Atlantic
Canadian markets including Halifax and St. John’s. In addition to New
Brunswick, Rogers continues to offer the only LTE network in
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 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, Whistler, 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
launched several more LTE devices including Sony’s first LTE smartphone
– the Sony Xperia Ion – and Canada’s first LTE Rocket™ hub, a Rogers
exclusive, that can connect up to 15 devices simultaneously.
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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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.