Earlier this year, Rogers announced a planned roll-out of their LTE service to new Canadian cities, but specific details weren’t part of the announcement. Yesterday, a post on their company blog nailed down 10 specific cities and a date of October 1st.
The announcement claims that Rogers intends to have their LTE service available to 60 percent of the population by the end of 2012. On the forthcoming roll-out, the post states that “By October 1, 2012, we will launch in Kingston, Edmonton, Quebec City, Oakville, Burlington, London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Barrie.” They plan to expand LTE coverage to even more cities throughout the rest of 2012 and into 2013.
Rogers, the first carrier to launch LTE in Canada, claims that typical speeds on its LTE network range from 12 to 40 Mbps for users using eligible devices. Rogers has previously claimed that they were investing close to $500 million in their LTE network. While Rogers may have been the first, other wireless carriers like Telus and Bell have been quick to ramp up their LTE service.
Are you going to be among those receiving coverage in the next month? Do you already use LTE service through Rogers, and if so, are the speeds as fast as they claim?