Rogers to expand Canada's first LTE network to Toronto
Five LTE wireless devices coming this fall
TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2011 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications Inc. announced
today the next phase of its commercial launch of Canada’s first Long
Term Evolution (LTE) network, bringing the latest global wireless
technology to Canada’s largest city – Toronto on September 28, 2011.
Rogers was the first carrier to introduce LTE to Canadians with its
Ottawa launch on July 7, 2011.
“Ottawa residents are already enjoying the benefits of Canada’s fastest
network technology – now Torontonians can begin the countdown to LTE
and a whole new wireless experience,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice
President and Chief Marketing Officer. “LTE is the latest example of
how Rogers continues to bring the world’s best and newest innovations
to Canadians first.”
Rogers also announced customers in Toronto and Ottawa can be among the
first in the world to experience LTE wireless devices when the company
continues to roll out its LTE product line this fall. It includes:
the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Smartphone; the LTE Rocket™ mobile hotspot
(Sierra Wireless AirCard® 754S); Rogers LTE RocketTM stick (now available in Ottawa); LTE Tablet from a leading
manufacturer; and the previously announced HTC Smartphone.
LTE is a next generation technology that will enable unparalleled
connectivity, giving customers a mobile broadband experience similar to
what they currently experience at home and at work. This
next-generation mobile speed will create a better experience for
customers using highly-interactive applications like multi-player
gaming and rich multi-media communications. It will deliver more usage
capacity, which means more users can simultaneously access the network
at top speeds without affecting overall network performance.
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 Ottawa LTE customers are experiencing
typical download speeds ranging from 12 Mbps to 25 Mbps. These speeds
are significantly faster than those Canadians experience on any other
wireless network. As device selection evolves, maximum theoretical
download speeds on the Rogers network will increase to up to 150 Mbps.
“This is an example of how we continue to bring the world’s best and
newest innovations to our customers and Canadians to be first to enjoy
a faster and superior mobile experience with any one of our LTE
devices,” said John Boynton. “Rogers’ LTE network and devices will
redefine the way we work, play and communicate.”
Starting today, Rogers customers in Toronto and Ottawa can reserve a
selection of LTE wireless devices through the new Rogers Reservation
System at www.rogers.com/lte.
Rogers was the first Canadian carrier to start conducting technical
trials last fall, followed by the commitment to a multiyear deployment
that began with Canada’s first LTE launch in Ottawa in July 2011.
Rogers LTE will expand to Montreal and Vancouver this fall.
The launch of LTE reinforces Rogers’ proud history of innovative firsts
and commitment to investing to build Canada’s digital future. Rogers
was the first carrier in North America to launch an HSPA+ network; the
first carrier in Canada to launch GSM; the first in the world to launch
the BlackBerry; and the first in Canada to launch both the Android and
About the company:
Rogers is a diversified public 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, and sports entertainment.
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 visit www.rogers.com.
Image with caption: “John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, announced today that Rogers will expand Canada’s first LTE network to Toronto on September 28, 2011. (CNW Group/Rogers Communications Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110830_C7130_PHOTO_EN_2647.jpg