Rogers switches on LTE-Advanced for faster data


WhistleOut
27 October 2014

Rogers Wireless customers will soon be able to browse and stream faster than ever before, thanks to the carrier's launch of next-generation LTE technology.

Rogers has confirmed that its brand new LTE-Advanced service is now up and running in twelve locations across the country, including:

  • Vancouver
  • Edmondton
  • Calgary
  • Windsor
  • London
  • Hamilton
  • Toronto
  • Kingston
  • Moncton
  • Fredericton
  • Halifax
  • Saint John

LTE-Advanced offers faster downloads and smoother video than Rogers’ existing LTE service. The network combines Rogers’ AWS spectrum with the carrier’s 700MHz frequency, effectively doubling network width and meaning data signals travel further than before.

The new technology also makes for better indoor coverage, as well as offering theoretical download speeds of up to 300 megabits per second. Although real-world data speeds will vary depending on location and congestion, users can still expect faster-than-ever video and media.

Roger’s LTE-Advanced network is available to all customers in live locations, but you will need a compatible mobile device in order to access the service. New smartphones, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, are LTE-Advanced ready, but will require a soon-to-be-released software update first.

The full list of LTE-Advanced handsets is available at Rogers’ website. The carrier intends to continue rolling out the network nation-wide in the coming months.


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