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Rogers Launches LTE Network In Ottawa

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Today Rogers launched their new LTE network in Ottawa, the first of many cities to receive the new high-speed upgrade.

LTE, or Long Term Evolution, delivers higher speeds than Rogers’ current HSPA+ network. LTE further delivers increased usage capacity which means more users can access the Rogers LTE network at top speeds simultaneously.

Ottawa is the first to experience the higher speeds, up to 25Mbps download, but the Rogers LTE network will roll out to Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal this fall 2011. Rogers then plans to expand across 21 additional markets throughout 2012.

While the iPhone 4 does not support these higher speeds, the next-generation iPhone, rumored for a fall 2011 release, may support 4G/LTE speeds.

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  • I’m not too concerned about the speed of the current network, I’m more concerned about the bandwidth caps imposed. Faster internet will just mean ill be hitting my cap that much quicker. This doesn’t really alleviate any of the issues I(and im sure others as well) have.

  • Thanks for sharing the news, Ex! 

  • Thanks for sharing the news, Ex! 

  • Thanks for sharing the news, Ex! 

  • Thanks for sharing the news, Ex! 

  • While working downtown on 25th floor behind the Roy Thompson Hall, I got 0 signal.  That needs to be fixed FIRST in my opinion.

  • While working downtown on 25th floor behind the Roy Thompson Hall, I got 0 signal.  That needs to be fixed FIRST in my opinion.

  • Oshawapilot

    Exactly. All this means is Canadians can use their meager allotment of data even faster now. Rogers collects more overage charges in the end.

  • Oshawapilot

    Exactly. All this means is Canadians can use their meager allotment of data even faster now. Rogers collects more overage charges in the end.

  • Kevinlee22

    @santino
    @oshawapilot
    I use to buy the theory that faster the pipe, the quicker you’ll hit your cap. Not so much now. Way I look at it, I’m going to visit my daily sites. This will merely mean I won’t wait as long to fill my screen with content. Same can be said with my daily streams, postcasts, etc.

    I for one feel it’s the ppl that download the avi’s and mkv’s that will hit their cap sooner. I know because I’m on occasion one if those ppl. 🙂

  • Kevinlee22

    @santino
    @oshawapilot
    I use to buy the theory that faster the pipe, the quicker you’ll hit your cap. Not so much now. Way I look at it, I’m going to visit my daily sites. This will merely mean I won’t wait as long to fill my screen with content. Same can be said with my daily streams, postcasts, etc.

    I for one feel it’s the ppl that download the avi’s and mkv’s that will hit their cap sooner. I know because I’m on occasion one if those ppl. 🙂

  • Kevinlee22

    @santino
    @oshawapilot
    I use to buy the theory that faster the pipe, the quicker you’ll hit your cap. Not so much now. Way I look at it, I’m going to visit my daily sites. This will merely mean I won’t wait as long to fill my screen with content. Same can be said with my daily streams, postcasts, etc.

    I for one feel it’s the ppl that download the avi’s and mkv’s that will hit their cap sooner. I know because I’m on occasion one if those ppl. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was generally believed the next gen would not be LTE-ready?

    If It is, that’ll get me to upgrade, otherwise I’ll wait.

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was generally believed the next gen would not be LTE-ready?

    If It is, that’ll get me to upgrade, otherwise I’ll wait.

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was generally believed the next gen would not be LTE-ready?

    If It is, that’ll get me to upgrade, otherwise I’ll wait.

  • Michael

    I’m not sure you’ll hit your cap right away, but there are times where a download is taking too long and I end up skipping it or leaving it until I’m on wifi (or I avoid things altogether because I know it will take a while to load). With a faster connection, I may stop skipping things which will increase my bandwidth usage.

    Also, content providers will know that people are on faster connections and start to offer larger/more content. Caps need to scale with the times, and we’re already behind.

  • Tcelentano

    Yes very good point.. People shouldn’t be to happy about faster speeds.. Rogers is just going to make more money on us when we go over our usage plans… Wake up people

  • Tcelentano

    Yes very good point.. People shouldn’t be to happy about faster speeds.. Rogers is just going to make more money on us when we go over our usage plans… Wake up people

  • Tcelentano

    Yes very good point.. People shouldn’t be to happy about faster speeds.. Rogers is just going to make more money on us when we go over our usage plans… Wake up people

  • Paul

    I live just outside North Gower and it really, really sucks that my own feasible internet options are Rogers and Bell with their Mobile Internet plan that has a 10 GB soft-cap @ $60 with $10/gb until you hit $50. Therefore, beyond 15gb, you are max’d at bing charged $110. I liked fixed cost/ fixed bandwidth (i.e., ala TekSavvy style). I hope they will expand the network to accommodate because I don’t do much in the form of media downloads, but but when I do, I hit 10gb easy.

  • Paul

    I live just outside North Gower and it really, really sucks that my own feasible internet options are Rogers and Bell with their Mobile Internet plan that has a 10 GB soft-cap @ $60 with $10/gb until you hit $50. Therefore, beyond 15gb, you are max’d at bing charged $110. I liked fixed cost/ fixed bandwidth (i.e., ala TekSavvy style). I hope they will expand the network to accommodate because I don’t do much in the form of media downloads, but but when I do, I hit 10gb easy.

  • Paul

    I live just outside North Gower and it really, really sucks that my own feasible internet options are Rogers and Bell with their Mobile Internet plan that has a 10 GB soft-cap @ $60 with $10/gb until you hit $50. Therefore, beyond 15gb, you are max’d at bing charged $110. I liked fixed cost/ fixed bandwidth (i.e., ala TekSavvy style). I hope they will expand the network to accommodate because I don’t do much in the form of media downloads, but but when I do, I hit 10gb easy.

  • Paul

    I live just outside North Gower and it really, really sucks that my own feasible internet options are Rogers and Bell with their Mobile Internet plan that has a 10 GB soft-cap @ $60 with $10/gb until you hit $50. Therefore, beyond 15gb, you are max’d at bing charged $110. I liked fixed cost/ fixed bandwidth (i.e., ala TekSavvy style). I hope they will expand the network to accommodate because I don’t do much in the form of media downloads, but but when I do, I hit 10gb easy.

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