Rogers Announces Canada's first LTE tablet
TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications Inc. announced
today its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network service is now
also live in Canada's three largest cities - Toronto, Montreal and
Vancouver. Expanding upon Canada's first LTE network launched in Ottawa
on July 7th, more than 5.5 million Canadians now have access to the world's fastest
wireless network technology.
"We're thrilled to be the first carrier in Canada to offer LTE and the
fastest mobile speeds to Canada's three largest provinces and to more
Canadians than any other carrier in Canada," said John Boynton, Rogers
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "With Rogers LTE
wireless network coverage, customers have access to speeds similar to
broadband connections, making it easier for people to use their devices
to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play on-line games,
with virtually no delays or buffering."
Rogers also announced it will launch the Rogers exclusive HTC Jetstream™
LTE tablet, the fastest tablet in Canada, on October 18. The Samsung
Galaxy S II™ LTE smartphone, the LTE Rocket™ mobile hotspot (Sierra
Wireless AirCard ® 754S), and an HTC smartphone will be in stores in the coming weeks. The
Rogers LTE Rocket™ stick (Sierra Wireless AirCard ® 313U) is available
in stores today or Rogers customers can reserve these upcoming Rogers
LTE devices online now through the Rogers Reservation System at www.rogers.com/lte.
"Rogers is offering the widest selection of LTE devices and will be
among the first carriers in the world to make them available," said
John Boynton. "And this is just the beginning. With LTE as the new gold
standard of wireless network technology, Rogers customers can expect to
see more great LTE products in the coming year that will redefine the
mobile experience for millions of consumers and businesses across
To celebrate the expansion of Canada's first LTE network, Rogers is also
announcing a special introductory plan that gives LTE customers an
opportunity to activate on one of Rogers largest ever data buckets -
10GB for $52.93 per month. This limited time offer complements Rogers
LTE rate card that provides customers with more data at a lower cost
per MB so that they can take full advantage of the speed and
performance of the world's fastest wireless network technology. Rogers
customers also benefit from no overage charges during the first two
months following activation as they adjust to their new service.
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 Rogers 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
4G HSPA+ wireless network. As device selection evolves, customers will
be able to take advantage of the full potential of the Rogers LTE
network and maximum theoretical download speeds will increase to up to
Rogers was the first Canadian carrier to start conducting technical
trials last fall, with commitment to a multi-year deployment that began
with Canada's first LTE launch in Ottawa, followed by Toronto, Montreal
and Vancouver. Rogers LTE network will expand to more than 30 per cent
of the population by the end of 2011.
The national 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 BlackBerry® devices; and the first in Canada to launch
both Android products and the iPhone.
Canadians can learn more about Rogers' LTE network and device pricing by
visiting www.rogers.com/lte. To find out when LTE is coming to your area, sign up at www.IwantmyLTE.ca.
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.
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.
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