Rogers To Roll Out LTE In Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver

My “best friends at Rogers” pointed me towards this post which has some stunning news about their LTE deployment:

We’re excited to announce that Rogers will launch our Long Term Evolution (LTE) network this year in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. And it gets better – we also plan to deploy LTE in an additional 21 markets by the end of 2012. What this means is that Rogers customers will be among the first in the world to experience LTE.

However, that’s not the stunning news. Read this from the press release above:

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.

Holy crap that’s fast! Assuming users are not capped to death, which is entirely probable, this is a game changer. There’s no firm date for their rollout in these four cities, but that works in Rogers favor as they can take their time to roll this out properly as long as they roll out LTE this year.

Oh, if you live in some corner of Canada and you want some LTE action, check out this site to nominate your town for an LTE upgrade, not to mention score some tickets to the Toronto Indy Car race.

2 Responses to “Rogers To Roll Out LTE In Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver”

  1. I ‘m trying to understand why you would want speeds that fast. I’m on Rogers and doing a speed test gives me 34mb/sec. That is really fast compared to most residential costumers. Everything I see online, streaming or gaming works great. BUT..P2P torrent sites are throttled to death. So really, how much speed do you need to check your email? What will 150 mb/sec do for me? Video calling perhaps?

  2. Great news! Just a quick update to say we’ve officially lit up Canada’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Ottawa. Details on our Redboard blog!

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