Rogers Wireless to offer LTE in 28 more cities by end of 2012

Rogers CommunicationsRogers is celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of its LTE network. Launching first in Ottawa (on July 7th 2011), it has since expanded to cover the greater areas of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver as well as St. John’s, Halifax, and Calgary.

“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.”

This year, Rogers will continue to expand coverage in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver. It will also launch LTE in 28 additional cities in 2012: 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. By the end of the year, it expects to cover approximately 60 per cent of the population. More cities will follow in 2013.

Rogers also announced that it will offer Sony’s first LTE smartphone, the Sony Xperia Ion, and Canada’s first LTE Rocket hub, the ZTE MF28B which will connect up to 15 devices simultaneously. This is in addition to the six smartphones and mobile Internet devices it already offers.

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