Fido has issued a press release this morning to announce the launch of their LTE network this summer across Canada, with initial service to debut in the cities and surrounding areas of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and St. Johns. The company plans to expand their LTE network to 20 million Canadians by the end of 2012.
“We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™, Fido LiveANSWERS™ and FidoDOLLARS™ our customers already enjoy.” Sarfin added.
Fido is also set to launch the Fido Mobile Hotspot, their first LTE-enabled hotspot device that will allow up to 10 Wi-Fi device connections.
In the next few months, Fido will launch their LTE network in Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria.
Who’s excited for this? Maybe the LTE network will launch in time for the next iPhone, rumoured to include LTE support. Cross your fingers.