Gold Standard Wireless Technology Will Revolutionize the Mobile
Experience for Canadians
TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications Inc. announced today
that it will launch its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in 2011.
Rogers will launch commercial LTE network services in Toronto,
Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa in 2011 with the top 25 markets across
Canada coming online in 2012.
"The world is moving to LTE and we're thrilled to be leading the way by
bringing this next generation technology to our consumer and business
customers," said Nadir Mohamed, President and CEO of Rogers
Communications Inc. "We're investing substantially to drive Canada's
digital economy and we're excited to bring this platform for innovation
LTE is a next generation technology that will enable unparalleled
connectivity, giving customers a mobile broadband experience similar to
what they currently experience at home and at work.
Rogers customers will experience speeds that are between three and four
times faster than HSPA+ with peak download rates of up to 150 Megabits
per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 70 Mbps.
LTE will deliver lower latency than HSPA+ which means a better
experience for customers using highly interactive applications like
multi-player gaming and rich multi-media communications. It will
deliver more usage capacity which means more users can access the
network at top speeds without affecting overall network performance.
Rogers will initially launch LTE using AWS spectrum and will over time
deploy LTE in multiple bands to ensure the best possible experience for
customers. Rogers has selected Ericsson, the world's leading provider
of technology and services to telecom operators, as its supplier in
"LTE is the critical foundation to deliver a world increasingly being
defined by connected experiences," added Mohamed. "With LTE, our
customers can use their smartphones, tablets and laptops in ways they
never before thought possible - LTE is the fuel that will power
Canadian innovation for years to come."
Rogers announced a comprehensive technical trial of LTE in Ottawa and
Montreal last year to ready itself for a smooth, commercial deployment
in 2011. Canadians can learn more about Rogers' LTE network by visiting
www.IwantmyLTE.ca. Rogers customers can enter to win a 'Future of Fast' package
including a trip to Toronto, passes for this year's Honda Toronto Indy
along with a one of a kind unique racing experience.
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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