Rogers expanding LTE network to 44 new markets, set to launch new 2600Mhz-enabled devices this spring

Ian Hardy

March 26, 2013 9:26 am

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Rogers has been relatively quiet on their LTE network expansion. The company was proudly first to go live with LTE in Canada on July 7th, 2011 and today have declared a massive rollout by “bringing its speed to 44 new markets in Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec this spring.”

In a post on their corporate blog Rogers stated that LTE will be going live within a couple months in Saint John, New Brunswick; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario; Muskokas, Ontario; Collingwood, Ontario; and multiple cities in Quebec.” The other locations to receive LTE speeds are being kept top secret and will be announced over the next couple months.

Rogers also noted that 2600MHz spectrum band (used for LTE at max speeds of 150 Mbps) will be available in all markets and “will roll out this spring in 34 of the 44 new markets.” Rogers also teased some new 2600Mhz devices “will be coming to the network this spring.”

Update: Rogers sent us a note that when the 44 markets roll out that “21.5 million Canadians will have access to the Rogers LTE network.”

Source: Rogers