Canadian major carrier Rogers has announced that it has expanded its LTE network into two more locations, Calgary and Halifax.
With the two additions, Rogers’ LTE services are now available to almost 12 million customers. However, the carrier plans to further expand its 4G LTE network to cover nearly 60% of the population by the end of 2012.
With the new LTE services live, Rogers
customers living in Calgary and Halifax will be able to use their LTE-enabled devices to download apps, stream live HD sports and download HD files, including music, movies, or play on-line games, without having any delays or buffering.
Rogers was the first Canadian carrier to launch an LTE network in the country last year, starting with Ottawa, and soon followed by additional locations, such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and surrounding areas.
Besides Halifax and Calgary, Rogers plans to bring LTE services to more than 25 additional cities across the country this year.
Customers who wish to take advantage of Rogers’ LTE services can purchase an LTE-enabled device from the carrier’s portfolio.
Currently, Rogers offers seven LTE devices from its line-up, including two smartphones, a smartphone-tablet hybrid, two tablets, a Rocket Stick and a mobile hotspot.
The company’s portfolio will be further expanded in the following weeks with the addition of two new smartphones, Nokia Lumia 900
and HTC One X, which will be exclusively available in Canada through Rogers.
“We're thrilled to offer our LTE network to even more Canadians in the east and the west. 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
,” said John Boynton, Rogers executive vice president and chief marketing officer.