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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 See Profile
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.

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cruz1

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And blow through your cap in 3 minutes ...

With Canadian's crazy low caps, there is no point to have speed and blow through monthly caps in a matter of minutes!
julienvf

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Rogers LTE racket

150mb down, 70 up with a 6gb cap and 0.03$/mb thereafter or 30.72$/gb (taken from the biggest wireless data package they offer for cell data). If actual downstream speed is around 100mb/sec, it means, it takes about 8 mins 11s to get over that cap and you can expect a charge of 22.50$/min thereafter at this downstream rate. Of course, Rogers doesn't seem to throttle wireless data like they do with their cable service... Wouldn't be as profitable.

mlerner
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Re: Rogers LTE racket

Rogers doesn't want you to use heavy data.
the cerberus

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Richmond Hill, ON

Re: Rogers LTE racket

On the contrary, rogers wants you to use heavy data, and make a lot of money off of low caps and overages.

"Just how fast is that? Imagine the following:

Everyone will be able to watch streaming movies and live HDTV on their mobile devices, with crisp picture and virtually no buffering or delays
Friends and families can video chat seamlessly – as natural as talking on the phone, with virtually no lag time
Gamers can play their favourite multiplayer games from almost anywhere
Businesses can implement a truly mobile workforce that is both as efficient and secure as a traditional workplace"
»iwantmylte.ca/think-fast/

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Anyone know how Canada hands out wireless spectrum

I read BBR News religiously and yet don't remember any news items on how Canada hands out it's wireless spectrum to cell service providers. Anyone have any links on Canada's spectrum allocation procedures?
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FFH5
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Re: Anyone know how Canada hands out wireless spectrum

said by FFH5:

I read BBR News religiously and yet don't remember any news items on how Canada hands out it's wireless spectrum to cell service providers. Anyone have any links on Canada's spectrum allocation procedures?

I did find these links:
Spectrum Auctions: »www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.ns···854.html
»www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home
»www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.ns···-eng.pdf
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elwoodblues
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Re: Anyone know how Canada hands out wireless spectrum

They just had an auction about 2yrs ago, which allowed a few new players into the market.

Now with the transition to Digital TV almost complete, the 700mhz spectrum should be up for grabs. I don't see them giving it away, they'll have another auction and make a few billion on the deal.
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I'm clueless-Why

is this needed when we cannot even get 10Mb/900kb wired for a decent price?
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robbers FTL

If they do manage to to get LTE up and running at those speed chances are they will expect 1 dollar per megabyte or something.
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anuragbhatia

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Any technical limitation behind capping?

Just was curious to know what's the reason behind crazy caps?

LTE is not up yet, but if we talk about Canadian wired broadband, they still have hard caps. Considering backbone running over DWDM, along with good links with US major ISP's - where really bottleneck comes?

Is there is any technical limitation/bottleneck in Canadian networks or it's just business model?
MaynardKrebs
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Re: Any technical limitation behind capping?

said by anuragbhatia:

Is there is any technical limitation/bottleneck in Canadian networks or it's just business model?

Depends on whether you consider rape a business model.