Rogers first to launch LTE in Moncton today

Hey, Moncton, are you ready for speeds faster than a University of Moncton student can scarf down a plate of poutine during frosh week? Rogers LTE network is now live in Moncton, making Rogers the first carrier to offer the fastest wireless network technology in New Brunswick. Rogers has invested $20M in its wireless network in New Brunswick and with today’s news, further expands Rogers LTE network in Atlantic Canada, adding to cities including Halifax and St. John’s.

Monctonians can now experience the power of LTE technology. Whether it’s families using faster connections to stay in touch through video calling, students downloading large files or businesses travelers experiencing faster speeds on the go, our customers tell us LTE is improving their lives. Starting today, Moncton customers will have access to the Rogers LTE network with theoretical download speeds of up to 75 Mbps, with typical download speeds ranging from 12 Mbps to 25 Mbps. * These speeds are significantly faster than those Canadians experience on any other 4G HSPA+ wireless network.

Moncton is the latest city in Rogers’ continued LTE network expansion. Rogers will add a number of new cities from coast to coast to its LTE network with the plan to cover approximately 60 percent of the population by the end of the year.  Upcoming LTE launch cities  include Trois Rivières, Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Whistler, Abbotsford and Victoria. More cities will be launched in 2013.

Rogers offers the largest selection of LTE devices in Canada. Recent additions to the LTE devices include Sony’s first LTE smartphone – the Sony Xperia Ion - and Canada’s first LTE Rocket hub, a Rogers exclusive, that connect up to 15 devices simultaneously.

Welcome to team LTE, Moncton!

 

* Within Rogers LTE network footprint. Based on tests comparing data throughput speeds and on geographic coverage area comparison (in square kilometers) to Bell and Telus’ LTE networks.  See www.rogers.com/coverage for full details on Rogers LTE network coverage.

The information in this post is current at the date of posting and is subject to change without notice.

Heather is a first time contributor to the Rogers blog. Welcome on .. (Red)Board … Heather!

UPDATE (December 9, 2012, 9:10 a.m.): Rogers now expects to launch LTE in Winnipeg next year. Rogers offers the largest and growing selection of the most popular LTE smartphones, tablets and mobile Internet devices. LTE-enabled, devices work on the Rogers 4G HSPA+ network in Manitoba today and will be ready when we launch LTE in Manitoba. In addition, as Rogers customers travel across Canada their Rogers device will automatically benefit from LTE coverage in the many markets where LTE has already launched. The Rogers LTE network is available in select Canadian cities; visit rogers.com/lte for coverage details.

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  1. Now if Rogers can upgrade the cable system to have the channels Ontario have, so we can all be happy.

  2. Sweet, now just need the iPhone 5 to be LTE ready!

  3. Patrick Ducharme says: August 22nd, 2012 a 8:25am

    Hi! I know it’s not related to Moncton, but here is my question : You annonced that Sherbrooke (QC) will have the LTE before end of the year 2012. Do you have any approx. date ?? I need my LTE fix :P

  4. EDMONTON EDMONTON EDMONTON!!!! LTE

  5. I had lte with Rogers yesterday (Aug 22) in Guelph. This morning I’m back to 4g. What’s the story? Was it some kind of one day test?

    • RogersNicolas says: August 23rd, 2012 a 9:25am

      Hi John,

      We’ll keep everyone posted as soon as we launch LTE in Guelph. We’ll also update our coverage map rogers.com/fastest.

      Stay tuned! It’s coming soon.

  6. Fredericton is the provinces capital and home to most its universities. I hope we get LTE soon. I want my Lumia 900 to light up!

  7. Why doesnt edmonton have lte yet?

    • RogersNicolas says: August 29th, 2012 a 1:01pm

      Hi Mark,

      If it was only for us, every city would have LTE now. Hang in there, it’s coming soon!

  8. Hi there, while I appreciate Rogers pushing LTE aggressively, can someone please confirm whether or not the existing HSPA+ network will continue to expand and be improved? Afterall, it’s still required for voice service. I can’t understand why my Rogers iPhone 4S still drops to 1-2 bars of EDGE service (and sometimes no service at all) in many large urban centres. For example, I was at Sherway Mall last night and in half of the mall, my phone cycled between 1 bar of 3G, down to 1 bar of EDGE, and then to “Searching…” before re-acquiring 3G service. My fiance’s Rogers phone did exactly the same thing. My friend’s Bell iPhone 4S, on the other hand, had full 3G service throughout the entire mall. Even when we left the mall, our Rogers phones had barely any 3G service out in the North side parking lot of the mall. This has been going on for years.

    • RogersNicolas says: August 29th, 2012 a 4:40pm

      Hi Paul,

      We also keep on expanding our HSPA+ network. Regarding your services issues, it may depend on many criteria such as what’s surrounding, network traffic, indoor/outdoor…

      Regardless, next time you’re having any problems, reach out to our team via Twitter @RogersHelps or Facebook and we’ll looking into it!

  9. That’s wonderful for your customers in Moncton however I recently moved to the Annapolis Valley (Kingston. NS) and am still waiting for Rogers to upgrade the network here. Not a lot of usefulness for my 6GB plan. Especially since your competition has 3G already!

    Ian S

  10. Red Board admins,
    question, I’m in Edmonton, AB. Specifically the Bonnie Doon area, across the street from the mall, are they doing LTE upgrades here right now? because both my BB9900 and iphone4s, only has EDGE connections at the moment.
    but the moment I leave the area, its fine, my BB900 gets a H+ and my iphone4s gets the 3G
    also driving down connor’s hill, dead zone, when ever i’m on the phone going down that hill 99% of the times i’ll drop my call.

    • RogersNicolas says: September 7th, 2012 a 2:54pm

      Hi,

      Thanks for your comment. We recently announced a list of 28 cities that would receive LTE by the end of year, here:
      http://redboard.rogers.com/2012/brace-for-speed-rogers-lte-coming-to-28-more-cities-in-2012/

      I’ll send you an regarding your network connectivity issues to know more about it.

      • just go to maps.google.com. put in postal code of T6C, and zoom in and you’ll be at bonnie doon mall, the grey building thats the mall itself, thats the area where its been EDGE only for over a week or so that i’ve noticed.
        from there… you’ll see a traffic circle north of the mall, follow CONNORS ROAD to MUTTART CONSERVATORY, the dead or drop zone is in between, CLOVERDALE HILL and MUTTART driving on CONNOR’s ROAD, now I’ve noticed it only going down the hill, not up the hill. it drops off somewhere at the top of the hill I think because by the time I get to the bottom, i’ll notice that my calls have already dropped or whoever I was talknig to says “hello? are you there?” , i’ll make the call back at the bottom of the hill if the call is dropped.
        hope that helps.