Rogers Launches LTE-Advanced in Manitoba

Rogers has announced LTE-Advanced wireless service is now available in Manitoba, in communities such as Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Gimli, Morden, Winkler, Churchill, Thompson and Flin Flon.

LTE-A blends two or more bands of spectrum into one, creating a larger bandwidth pipe for data, resulting in faster download speeds.

“We have a long and proud history in Manitoba of bringing our customers continued network improvements that help them connect to what matters most to them,” said Colin Bartlett, Prairies Regional Leader, Rogers, in a press release. “With LTE-A, they can connect with even more of what they love, whether it’s watching the Jets on Rogers NHL Live, using maps to get to a fall community supper or staying in touch with friends and family on social media.”

Aside from LTE-A, Rogers says it has enabled additional spectrum in the province, to enhance coverage in hard-to-reach areas such as elevators, basements and buildings with thick concrete walls, as well as expanding existing LTE coverage.

In recent nationwide speedtests, PCMag ranked Rogers third, behind Bell and top choice, Telus.