Rogers gives New Brunswick first taste of LTE

Rogers Communications, a Canadian quadruple-play has launched 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband services in Moncton, New Brunswick, making it the first cellco to expand its commercial LTE network to the province.

Rogers stated it had spent CAD20 million (USD20.3 million) on its wireless network in New Brunswick over the past two years,
and chose Moncton as the first launch site in the region due to the city’s status as a business hub.

Rogers further added that it is continuing to expand its LTE network in existing coverage zones in and around Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver, and is currently adding a number of new cities across Canada under a plan to cover approximately 60% of the population with 4G by the end of the year.

Rogers plans to launch LTE in Trois Rivieres, 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, with more cities to follow
in 2013.

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