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.