Rogers launches LTE-Advanced coverage in 12 cities

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Rogers Wireless today announced that it has turned on LTE-Advanced capabilities in 12 Canadian cities to bring even greater download speeds to its customers. Billed as “the next evolution of wireless technology,” the technology combines Rogers’ 700MHz and AWS spectrum to offer download speeds up to 150Mbps to a growing range of devices and across more markets. “This new network technology allows us to […]

Videotron launches LTE network

Videotron LTE coverage - September 2014

Quebec-based regional carrier Videotron today launched its LTE network. Promising speeds up to 150Mpbs, the network covers the Ottawa to Montreal to Quebec City corridor as well as other pockets such as Saguenay.  In all, the Videotron LTE network reaches nearly 90% of Québec’s population. Coverage in parts of eastern Ontario and Ottawa are the result of a tower sharing agreement with Rogers. […]

Videotron to launch LTE network within weeks

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Quebecor, regional carrier Videotron’s parent company, yesterday announced in Q2 FY2014 financial results. Overall revenues reached CA$1.07 billion. Its wireless operatings contributed CA$66.8 million, an increase of 25.8%. Videotron added some 29,700 new customers to reach a total subscriber base of 551,300. The Apple iPhone was a key contributor with iPhone subscribers now accounting for 22% of the total base. […]

Bell to expand LTE coverage to 52 communities in Atlantic Canada


Bell today announced plans to extend its LTE network to more than 50 smaller communities across the four provinces in Atlantic Canada. By the end of the year, an additional 52 communities will be able to benefit from the faster network speeds LTE brings. The carrier will use some of its recently acquired 700 MHz spectrum for the expansion. “Bell […]

World now covered by 300 LTE networks

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LTE connectivity is quickly conquering the world. According to the industry organization 4G Americas, there are now 300 LTE networks in operation across the globe with more than a third of these launching in the last year alone. That number could jump to 350 by the end of the year with LTE-Advanced accounting for 40 of those. “In five years, […]

Rogers to invest CA$450 million in British Columbia to improve wireless network

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Rogers Communications this week announced plans to invest over CA$450 million in British Columbia to expand its wireless network in over 70 communities in the northeast, Interior, Lower Mainland, and Vancouver Island. The three-year plan includes the enhancement of its existing LTE network with the 700MHz spectrum the company acquired in the last spectrum auction. “We believe in the growth […]

LG-D852 gets FCC approval before coming to Canada?

LG-D852 FCC mention

We saw earlier this week that two variants of the LG G3 have received FCC approval. The LG-D850 and LG-D851 are reportedly headed to AT&T and T-Mobile USA respectively. A closer look at the LG-D850 FCC documentation has revealed two more variants, the LG-D852 and the LG-D852G. Digging further, it would appear that the LG-D852 is no different from the […]