Rogers Promises LTE at 150 Mbps
To Launch in Four Major Markets This Year
by Karl Bode 09:07AM Thursday Apr 28 2011 Tipped by sonicmerlin
Last fall Canadian cable and wireless operator Rogers announced they'd be operating an LTE technical trial in Ottawa
, testing a variety of LTE flavors with Ericsson. This week Rogers announced
that the company would be offering LTE service in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver this year -- with plans to push the service into the top 25 markets in 2012. According to Rogers, the service will be launched using AWS spectrum and deployed in multiple bands "to ensure the best possible experience for customers." It's too early for pricing information, but a new Rogers LTE website
claims the company will be offering downstream speeds up to 150 Mbps and upstream speeds up to 70 Mbps. Bell is running LTE trials in Montreal and Hamilton, and Telus says they'll launch LTE sometime in 2012.