Rogers Expands HSPA+ Network To Regina, Saskatoon & Winnipeg

Today Rogers reported that it has officially expanded its 21Mbps HSPA+ network to customers in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Regina. Rogers was the first wireless carrier in North America to launch a 21Mbps network back on September 14, 2009.

This is great news for existing customers that have Rogers devices that can take advantage of those speeds and for Rogers/Fido iPhone users. While the current iPhone cannot make use of 21Mbps, users will still notice a slight increase in data speeds.

Unfortunately Telus/Bell users still have to wait a while for iPhones.

While Saskatoon and Regina will have immediate access to the new network speeds, the release does indicate that Winnipeg customers will receive the new speeds provide-wide later this year.

[CNW]

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  • Zippo

    I wish Rogers would work on their network here in Newfoundland. We only have a small HDSPA network in St. John's, and EDGE that runs along the highway to Clarenville, just 200km away. And there are PLENTY of dead spots along the way. That's it. Meanwhile, both Telus and Bell now have a full HSPA+ network that pretty much covers the ENTIRE province.
    If Rogers doesn't step up (or at least announce they will), I'm switching to Telus or Bell the moment the next iPhone comes out.

  • deanshareski

    @Zippo Saskatchewan has similar problems. Regina and Saskatoon are well served. Moose Jaw, only 70km west of Regina has Edge. I was told by Rogers when I got my iphone back in fall 2008 that 3G was likely to come very soon to Moose Jaw. I'm still waiting. In addition, they are losing potential customers in more rural areas. I realize that population is the issue but they could have gained a fair number of subscribers had they expanded. Now with Sasktel advertising the iphone, there's no reason for them to even consider Rogers.

  • cduff72

    Stupid Rogers….they are deploying their HSPA+ while 60% of their customers are still on EDGE. Shouldn't their focus be to get all of their subscribers on 3G before anything else? My next phone is going to be on Telus or Bell.

  • LoWd0Wn

    I heard from the Rogers Store in Kelowna that they deployed the HSPA+ here a few days ago, but I couldn't find anything to confirm that.

  • cduff72

    Stupid Rogers….they are deploying their HSPA+ while 60% of their customers are still on EDGE. Shouldn't their focus be to get all of their subscribers on 3G before anything else? My next phone is going to be on Telus or Bell.

  • LoWd0Wn

    I heard from the Rogers Store in Kelowna that they deployed the HSPA+ here a few days ago, but I couldn't find anything to confirm that.