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Rogers to bring 150Mbps LTE to four Canadian cities this year

By Emil
Apr 27, 2011
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  1. Rogers Communications today announced that it will launch its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network this year, tapping Ericsson as its supplier for the commercial deployment. For 2011, Rogers will start by launching commercial LTE network services in four Canadian cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa) and will expand that number to the top 25 markets across Canada in 2012.

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  2. Yes! finally some love for Canada. GO HABS GO!
  3. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Maniac Posts: 353   +40

    "...is meant to give users a mobile broadband experience similar to what they currently experience with broadband for PCs at home and at work. Rogers claims its customers will experience speeds that are between three to four times faster than HSPA+ with peak download rates of up to 150Mbps and upload speeds of up to 70 Mbps."

    Similar to broadband at home and work? 150 Mbps peak? I mother ****ing wish.
  4. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    They better not include a ridicules cap on it like the 5 gig they have on their most expensive plan at the moment. I was complaining about the 250 gig cap that Comcast has for its 105 mbps internet. At 150 mbps with a 5 gig plan you could reach the limit in less than 5 minutes. What is the use of having internet that fast if you can never take advantage of it? It mentions an increase in usage capacity but unless they manage to make improvements by at least ten fold I don't find this impressive.
  5. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Enthusiast Posts: 194   +24

    Rogers is going to reduce the quality and bandwidth of your home broadband service so it it's on par with their mobile speeds. Hence now you have a phone with the same internet speed as your home PC.

    I bet they are going to charge you more for this reduction in service; citing "Network upgrades" as the reason for higher prices.


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