Rogers Lights Up LTE-Advanced Network [UPDATED]

I got a note today announcing the fact that Rogers is rolling out their LTE-Advanced network today. The company says it’s the next evolution of wireless technology that combines its 700MHz and AWS spectrum.

The following cities now have this access:

  • Vancouver
  • Edmonton
  • Calgary
  • Windsor
  • London
  • Hamilton
  • Toronto
  • Kingston
  • Moncton
  • Fredericton
  • Halifax
  • Saint John

More locations will be added in the near future. So what does this mean for Rogers consumers? They’ll get faster speeds and better signal coverage indoors and out. That means a better mobile data experience for Rogers customers. Seeing as I have to do a review of a Rogers device this weekend, I’ll try it out and let you know what I find.

UPDATE: I won’t be testing this on the weekend as the device that I have from Rogers doesn’t support LTE-A. Here’s more info:

Right now devices that can take advantage of this new network technology are just starting to become available. The current LTE-A compatible devices are iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Note 4. We’re working with those vendors to implement necessary software. Once that software is tested it will be deployed to customers as an over the air software update that will allow them to take advantage of LTE-A.

However, the good news is that as Rogers is going to get me a device that supports LTE-A soon so that I can test this out.

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