Rogers will today launch LTE-Advanced to customers in twelve markets in the country, Canada’s biggest carrier announced. Thanks to the built-in Qualcomm MDM9625 modem found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you will be able to enjoy theoretical download speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
The next-generation LTE network will be available in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Windsor, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax, and Saint John, followed by more cities across the country. Rogers was cautious enough not to mention any rollout deadline for other markets.
“This new network technology allows us to combine our 700MHz beachfront spectrum with AWS, the backbone of our LTE network, to give our customers an even better and faster video experience. It’s like putting the highways in a major city together to make a superhighway, allowing more traffic at faster speeds,” said Guy Laurence, President and Chief Executive Officer.
As third-quarter results have already shown, data accounted for 52% of wireless revenue, and the trend is toward more data consumption. Rogers is betting on it, and says mobile video consumption will be more than half of all online video views within a year.