It was announced yesterday that Rogers is currently conducting a LTE (Long Term Evolution) trial with Ericsson in their Ottawa Research & Design facility, speeds are expected to reach 150 Mbps (Megabits per second). Rogers is apparently the first in Canada to do so… or maybe not.
We just got off the phone with Julie Smithers of Bell Media Relations who states that Bell has actually been testing LTE since the Summer… and has successfully placed data calls in both test locations in Hamilton and Montreal. Like Rogers they are currently testing with Ericsson and Bell will be “starting additional tests with Nokia Siemens Networks as well”. Although there is no firm launch date for LTE in Canada, Bell believes that “LTE won’t be happening by any carrier until at least 2012”.