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Back in October, we announced Canada’s first comprehensive technical trial of Long Term Evolution (LTE) on our wireless network. Well today, we took a major step forward with the announcement that we are beginning a multi-year deployment of LTE wireless technology in 2011.
It’s clear that the world’s wireless products and networks are evolving to LTE and we’re pleased to lead in bringing this technology to Canadians.
LTE is fourth generation “4G” wireless technology that allows significantly more data to pass through a wireless network at faster broadband speeds. For our customers, LTE will truly enable a world defined by data, providing a true broadband experience for HD video streaming, gaming, communications, transactions and other connected experiences through mobile Internet. LTE will drive Canadian innovation and fuel what Nadir Mohamed, our president and chief executive officer, calls the “Digital Fast Lane.”
We’re excited about this news so we wanted to provide an update as soon as we could, but that also means we can’t share specific details yet about when LTE will be commercially available, which devices will be LTE-ready and which cities will get LTE first. We’ll be sure to update you here on RedBoard when more details are available.
Finally, a note on 4G: While there is confusion about what constitutes 4G technology, we won’t use that term to refer to the HSPA+ technology that Rogers first introduced in North America in 2009. When Rogers says 4G, we mean LTE.
Keith McArthur is Senior Director of Social Media at Rogers