Canadian Carrier Rogers Plans to Expand LTE Network to Cover 60% of Population

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Rogers Communications has announced the expansion of their LTE network to cover a whole lot more of Canada’s population by the end of 2012. Starting October 1st they’ll be rolling out new infrastructure in key Canadian cities.

Here are the cities that will be getting Rogers LTE coverage by year’s end: Kingston, Edmonton,
Quebec City, Oakville, Burlington, London, Kitchener, Waterloo,
Cambridge and Barrie.

With urban areas already up and running, this national rollout aims to cover 60% of Canada’s residents by month’s end.
While 4G fever is a bit more subtle in Canada, Rogers has put together some use cases showcasing what you can do with their new LTE network: All sorts of video calling options open up with LTE such as iOS FaceTime or the Playbook 4G LTE Video Chat. A number of LTE hotspot options become available such as tethering through your smartphone or connecting through one of Rogers’ LTE WiFi hubs.

Read more and stay up to date with Rogers news over at the Rogers Blog RedBoard.