“Rogers Communications Inc. will roll out an even faster wireless network this year to serve its mobile phone and mobile laptop users, effectively beating its rival Telus in the race to have the fastest network,” LuAnn LaSalle reports for The Canadian Press. “Vancouver-based telecom operator Telus is planning to roll out its own LTE network in 2012. Bell has announced it’s also testing the technology.”
“Rogers will roll out the network in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver with speeds that will be three to four times faster than the telecom giant’s existing advanced network, chief executive Nadir Mohamed told Rogers annual shareholder meeting in Toronto,” LaSalle reports. “By the end of 2012, the network technology, called Long-Term Evolution or LTE, will be extended to Canada’s top 25 markets.”
LaSalle reports, “Rogers will first deploy the LTE network on radio spectrum that it already owns. But Mohamed also called on the federal government not to put any conditions on the next auction for 700 megahertz radio waves that cellphone networks can use to better reach rural and remote areas and to better penetrate city buildings with fewer dropped calls.”
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