Rogers turns on additional wireless spectrum for millions of customers
VANCOUVER, July 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Today Rogers Communications announced it has turned on additional AWS-1 wireless spectrum in BC and Alberta. The additional spectrum means millions of customers on the blazing fast Rogers LTE network can enjoy faster speeds and higher quality mobile video.
"Today we're opening more lanes on our wireless superhighway," said Raj Doshi, Executive Vice President of Wireless Services at Rogers Communications. "Those new lanes will mean faster speeds as we all stream more and more mobile video and connect with friends and family."
The activation of this AWS-1 spectrum comes just one month after its purchase from Shaw Communications. This spectrum had sat unused since 2008.
"This spectrum is a valuable resource to Canadians and now it is being put to good use, helping people connect with friends and family faster than ever before," said Doshi.
With this spectrum, Rogers is doubling the speed that customers can get on our AWS LTE network in BC and Alberta. The full spectrum is first being activated in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver and other select communities, with the remainder of the spectrum being activated by mid-2016.
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