Great news for Rogers customers living in Toronto, as the carrier has just announced that is rolling out its LTE network in Canada's largest city on September 28, 2011
Rogers, the first carrier to introduce LTE services in Canada, also confirmed that its new lineup of LTE devices will go live this fall.
According to the carrier, new LTE device that will be available starting next month include: Samsung Galaxy S II LTE
, LTE Rocket mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S), Rogers LTE Rocket stick, LTE Tablet from a leading manufacturer and a previously announced HTC smartphone.
The last two unnamed devices might be the upcoming Samsung Tab 8.9 LTE tablet and an LTE HTC device that has yet to be announced.
“Ottawa residents are already enjoying the benefits of Canada's fastest network technology - now Torontonians can begin the countdown to LTE and a whole new wireless experience. LTE is the latest example of how Rogers continues to bring the world's best and newest innovations to Canadians first
,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Rogers is one of the first carriers to announce that it will carry the Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, which will be showcased for the first time at this year's IFA trade fair.
In addition, the operator stated that its LTE devices
will be capable of maximum theoretical download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, which is a 25% improvement from today's offerings.
The speeds promised by Rogers are significantly faster than those experienced by customers on other wireless networks in the country.
And the things are getting better and better, as Rogers claims that as devices improve technologically, the maximum theoretical download speeds on its network might increase to up to 150 Mbps.
Rogers customers living in Toronto and Ottawa can reserve any of the announced LTE wireless devices through the new Rogers Reservation System, starting today.