Rogers has successfully rolled out their LTE (Long Term Evolution) network across Canada in various cities. The goal is to bring LTE coverage – which users could expect faster download and upload speeds than HSPA+ – to over 20 million Canadians by the end of 2012. We’ve already seen them go live in several cities including Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Halifax. The next few weeks will bring even more LTE locations, but not as scheduled for the province of Manitoba. Rogers noted on their company blog that they’ve faced some delays.
“Rogers now expects to launch LTE in Winnipeg next year. Rogers offers the largest and growing selection of the most popular LTE smartphones, tablets and mobile Internet devices. LTE-enabled, devices work on the Rogers 4G HSPA+ network in Manitoba today and will be ready when we launch LTE in Manitoba.”
Competitor and regional carrier MTS has already gone live with LTE in Manitoba, now available in both Winnipeg and Brandon.