TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Rogers announced that its Long
Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network, Canada's fastest and largest, is
now available in more cities surrounding Montréal, including; Laval,
Terrebonne, Brossard, Longueuil and Vaudreuil with plans to expand to
more than 25 additional cities this year. This will bring LTE to more
than half the Canadian population by the end of the year.
Rogers was the first to launch an LTE network in Canada, starting in
Ottawa last July, followed by Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver in
September. This year, Rogers will continue to expand the LTE network
bringing the benefits of speed and the LTE experience to more Canadians
across the country.
"We were proud to be first to bring the LTE network to Canadians," said
John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer. "Today, we reach over 11 million and we are continuing to
expand. By the end of 2012 we will double this with 20 million
Canadians able to use LTE devices to download apps, stream HD videos
and music or play on-line games, with no delays or buffering."
Rogers was the first to launch LTE devices in Canada and continues to
add to its line-up with the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Note™ in
February. The all-in-one LTE tablet and smartphone hybrid has a
5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display. Running on Android OS
2.3, the Samsung Galaxy Note™ is made of tough Gorilla Glass, has an "S
Pen" stylus pen to take notes, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. With
the eight megapixel camera users can record 1080p HD videos, and since
it runs on the LTE network they can upload videos to YouTube in
Other LTE devices that Rogers carries include two smartphones, the
Rogers exclusive Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone™ and the HTC
Raider™ as well as Canada's first LTE tablet, the Rogers exclusive, HTC
Jetstream™. Rogers also offers its LTE Rocket stick™ (Sierra Wireless
AirCard ® 313U) and the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless
AirCard® 754S), another Rogers first, allows customers to connect up to five
laptops, gaming units, music players and more, at LTE speeds.
The national launch of the LTE network reinforces Rogers proud history
of innovative firsts and commitment to investing in Canada's digital
future. Rogers was the first carrier in North America to launch a HSPA+
network and offers Canada's only GSM network. Rogers was 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 devices at www.rogers.com/lte.
About Rogers Communications Inc.
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).
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