Rogers to expand LTE, Canada's fastest wireless internet to 44 more markets
TORONTO, March 26, 2013
LTE network expansion to give over a million Canadians in Atlantic Canada,
Alberta, Ontario and Quebec access to Rogers blazing fast 2600 MHz spectrum
TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading
diversified communications company, announced it will bring its LTE network,
Canada's fastest wireless internet, to more Canadians across the country.
Rogers will introduce LTE in 44 markets this spring and intends to reach a
total of 95 markets in 2013, offering more wireless customers access to the
world's fastest wireless network technology from coast to coast.
Rogers will also be making its blazing fast 2600 MHz LTE spectrum band
available in all markets, and 34 of the 44 new LTE markets will be capable of
maximum theoretical network speeds of up to 150 Mbps. This means Rogers LTE
customers using a 2600-enabled device can do even more and have access to the
fastest speeds available. Rogers has more LTE network deployed in the 2600 MHz
spectrum band than any other carrier in Canada.
"We're thrilled to offer the country's fastest wireless internet to more
Canadians over the coming months," said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice
President and Chief Marketing Officer. "Today, Canadians are more connected
than ever and are using their wireless devices in a number of ways - for live
streaming HD programming, downloading large files, streaming YouTube clips and
music, or enjoying the latest game from their app store of choice," added
Boynton. "The power of the network is critical to enabling these digital
experiences, and with Rogers LTE, Canadians are getting more use out of their
devices, at the fastest speeds available."
Among the 44 LTE markets launching this spring will be Saint John, New
Brunswick; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario;
Muskoka, Ontario; Collingwood, Ontario; and multiple cities in Quebec.
Rogers continues to offer the largest selection of LTE devices of any carrier
in Canada and will announce more 2600-enabled smartphones in the coming
months. Current Rogers exclusive, 2600-enabled devices include the LG Optimus
G 2600, the Rocket Stick, Rocket Hub and the Rocket Mobile Hotspot.
"It is our commitment to offer customers the fastest wireless internet
experience in Canada," added Boynton. "As we continue to invest in innovative
and exclusive 2600-enabled devices, as well as the rollout of Canada's fastest
LTE network and our 2600 spectrum, more Rogers customers will enjoy an
enhanced, superior wireless experience."
In the coming months we will be rolling out the 44 markets and growing our
lineup of LTE and 2600 enabled devices. For updates on our growing LTE
network, visit www.rogers.com/LTE
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. 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 theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.
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