Rogers to Expand LTE Network to 44 More Cities This Spring

Rogers has announced today its LTE network will expand to 44 more cities this spring, part of plans to reach 95 markets in 2013:

Today, we’re announcing that over the next couple months, we’ll be launching LTE in Saint John, New Brunswick; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario; Muskokas, Ontario; Collingwood, Ontario; and multiple cities in Quebec. We’ll announce the other 38 markets in updates to this post over the next couple months.

The company also announced its 2600 MHz LTE spectrum will roll out in 34 cities. The faster band has a theoretical network speed of 150 Mbps. Current devices that will work with this new spectrum include the LG Optimus G 2600, the Rocket Stick, Rocket Hub and the Rocket Mobile Hotspot, with more smartphones to be announced in the coming months.

TELUS (and Bell) and Rogers continue to expand their LTE networks, which is good news for iPhone 5 and LTE-enabled iPad owners.

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  • voodoo_ca

    Better include Brantford if they are doing Muskoka and Collingwood…

  • Glassbase

    It is a shame that in North Bay, Bell beat Rogers to introduce LTE.

  • Glassbase

    Checking the Rogers coverage map category “LTE Coming Soon” still shows no markets coming soon. As it has since they launched the map.
    http://www.rogers.com/web/content/wireless_network?setLanguage=en&cm_sp=Consumer-_-Network_1110_Eng-_-Network_ClaimImage

  • FragilityG4

    It’s ridiculous that my town doesn’t have LTE yet and Bell and Telus both cover it. Total crap.

  • they promised Winnipeg before the end of the year, last year. still waiting on this and it’s not in this current list. forgotten?

  • chotston

    My thoughts exactly. I live in Hamilton but work in Brantford and I hate that I barely get the opportunity to utilize my iPhone 5’s LTE capabilities.

  • mrideas

    Weird thing is I live in Guelph and I’ve had LTE service since I got my iPhone 5 last year…am I missing something?

  • ryanrobert

    I live in London which supposively has LTE but the coverage is crap. They are doing Muskoka and Collingwood because the rich executives in Toronto all have cottages and villas in those towns. They don’t care about Brantford.

  • voodoo_ca

    There are 38 that they didnt announce… and 95 total in 2013…. might still be there.

  • RogersLover

    I enjoy paying high rent and property tax in Vancouver. I love Rogers and I love my LTE coverage. I also lover all the fees I pay with Rogers

  • Vancouver, the best city on earth (and 11 months of solid rain).

  • Accordtr

    Also live in the peg, looks like we are never getting LTE. Rogers is going to lose my business very soon because of it.

  • AccordXTC

    Agreed with Brantford not having LTE yet. I mean were close enough to Ancaster and Cambridge that we should have it by now. But will have to see when the list is updated as to if Brantford will be on there.

  • Anthony W

    Guess you are not stuck with Telus or Shaw like I am.

  • Milton, ON….

    Beam it here!!!…LOL

  • teknosnob

    Maybe they should make sure LTE works properly in currently installed markets first?

  • xxxJDxxx

    I agree. My contract is up. If there is no LTE here by the next iphone release I will be switching carriers as Bell and Telus have LTE coverage here.

  • Guest

    It doesn’t matter how fast you connect to Rogers if all the links to the outside world are overloaded. Rogers sucks.

  • Randy Ritraj

    If you’re paying rent and property tax, you’re doing it wrong.

  • RogersLover

    Let me guess, you’re paying whatever it costs to get cardboard boxes nowadays.

  • CordovaBay

    In Victoria coverage is much. much better but throughput is about a third to half of what it was a couple of months ago.