June 14, 2012 8:02am
Now this is smart! Mobilicity announced today that a major upgrade to their network is happening. They are increasing from the 3.5G network to a 4G network that will deliver “enhanced data performance with peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps.” There’s no confirmed date as to when the upgrade will occur, only that it’ll go live “later this year.”
Mobilicity currently operates in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver and recently stated that data accounts for almost 90% of their network traffic… so this upgrade will certainly be welcomed by customers as faster speeds are on the horizon. Hopefully this upgrade is one step closer to them launching a future LTE network – but how they compete in the upcoming 700 MHz auction will determine this.
In addition, John Bitove, Executive Chairman of Mobilicity, stated at the 2012 Canadian Telecom Summit that their subscriber base is “well above 200,000.” Today, in their press release they mention no solid numbers but that “Mobilicity recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a growing number of customers on its unlimited network and a singular focus on providing Canadians with a smart mobile experience.”