TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today that its LTE (Long Term Evolution) network is now live in Moncton, making it the first carrier to bring the fastest network technology to New Brunswick.
"Rogers is proud to be the first to launch LTE in Moncton," said Ken Marshall, Rogers Regional President for Atlantic Canada. "New Brunswick is a priority for Rogers, as is all of Atlantic Canada, and we have invested $20M in our wireless network in New Brunswick over the past two years. Moncton is a business hub and we are thrilled to bring LTE to the city recently named the best place in Canada to do business by KPMG in its Competitive Alternatives 2012 study."
LTE is the fastest mobile network technology in the world, enabling Canadians to use their mobile devices to download apps, stream live HD sports, download HD files such as movies and music, stream video like YouTube clips and movies, and play on-line games with virtually no delays or buffering.
"Innovation in the knowledge economy is a key priority in our government's plan to rebuild New Brunswick and create jobs," said New Brunswick Premier David Alward. "Rogers is a valued partner in our province as a major employer and leader in innovation and advanced products and services. LTE has the power to change the way we do business by opening doors for a mobile workforce and spurring job growth."
Last summer, Rogers was the first to launch an LTE network in Canada. Earlier this year, Rogers expanded its network to other Atlantic Canadian markets including Halifax and St. John's. In addition to New Brunswick, Rogers continues to offer the only LTE network in Newfoundland.
Rogers is continuing to expand its LTE network, expanding coverage in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver, and adding a number of new cities from coast to coast with the plan to cover approximately 60 per cent of the population by the end of the year. Rogers plans to launch LTE in 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, Whistler, Abbotsford and Victoria. More cities will be launched in 2013.
Rogers was the first in Canada to introduce LTE devices a year ago, and today, with six smartphones and mobile Internet devices, it has the largest selection of LTE devices in the country. This summer, Rogers launched several more LTE devices including Sony's first LTE smartphone - the Sony Xperia Ion - and Canada's first LTE Rocket™ hub, a Rogers exclusive, that can connect up to 15 devices simultaneously.
For more information on Rogers LTE network and devices visit www.rogers.com/lte.
About Rogers Communications - 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 services. 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 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 rogers.com.
SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.
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