Rogers LTE Goes Live In Calgary And Halifax

by Gaurav Kheterpal on April 3, 2012

The Rogers LTE bandwagon shows no signs of slowing down. The carrier kicked off the New Year in style by expanding its LTE coverage area in Montreal to reach Laval, Terrebonne, Brossard, Longueuil and Vaudreuil. In February, Rogers launched the fastest LTE devices in Canada – a hotspot and a dongle offering LTE download speeds of up to 40 Mbps.

In February end, Rogers LTE network went live in St. John’s, making it the first carrier to bring the fastest wireless speeds in Canada to Newfoundlanders. The carrier celebrated the launch by introducing two new exclusive LTE devices, including Canada’s first LTE Windows Phone.

And yesterday, Rogers LTE network went live in Calgary and Halifax, thereby bringing the carrier’s total 4G coverage to 12 million people.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts as well, Rogers has been working hard to stay well ahead of any other Canadian wireless carrier in the LTE game. To put things in perspective, its LTE service is now live in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario: Montreal, Quebec; Vancouver, B.C. and St. John’s, Newfoundland. While Bell and Telus have been expanding their LTE service, they are nowhere close to Rogers’ mighty reach.

“We’re thrilled to offer our LTE network to even more Canadians in the east and the west,” said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Now, Calgarians and Haligonians can enjoy the benefits of speeds on their mobile devices comparable to what they would get at home. And, they can do it on an LTE network that is Canada’s fastest and largest for a robust and reliable experience.”

Rogers currently offers five LTE-ready devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and HTC Raider smartphones, a tablet, a dongle, and a hotspot. The Lumia 900 is Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone. It incorporates a 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display and an eight-megapixel camera. The One X is HTC’s flagship phone, which in Canadian trim will have a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip and LTE along with Android 4.0.

Rogers currently offers several LTE-ready devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and HTC Raider smartphones, a tablet, a dongle, and a hotspot. Rogers soon plans to launch Canada’s first LTE-enabled Windows Phone  – the Lumia 900 and the HTC One X, which is the first designed with Beats Audio.

If you’re in Calgary or Halifax, give the Rogers LTE service a try and let us know how it goes.

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Written by: Gaurav Kheterpal.

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