Rogers investing $80 million to bring 4G LTE to East Coast

• 02/06/2011

Rogers will be spending a large amount of money to bring 4G LTE wireless connectivity to the East Coast of Canada’s Maritime Provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I. With 4G LTE, users will experience much faster download speeds, better quality signal, and range. Rogers is also testing 4G across other locations in Canada as well.

The upgrades to the network infrastructure will begin later in June 2011 and continue throughout 2012. Let’s hope we see some awesome 4G LTE devices launch from now until then! Perhaps the HTC Sensation?

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ROGERS INVESTS $80-MILLION IN ITS WIRELESS NETWORK IN THE MARITIMES

Rogers expands 4G HSPA+ network to cover nearly 1 million more Maritimers, delivering greater signal strength, faster downloads and increased device selection in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI

HALIFAX, June 2, 2011 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications Inc. today announced an $80-million investment to further enhance its reliable wireless voice and data network in the Maritimes. This investment significantly enhances wireless service in the region by providing Rogers 4G HSPA+ coverage to almost one million more people across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, representing a 130% increase over current population coverage.

This two-year multi-million dollar project is the latest in a series of major investments in the area and one of the largest to date by Rogers in the Maritime region. The investment will see Rogers 4G HSPA+ network expand to cover 94% of the Maritime population. Customers across all parts of the region will benefit from faster data speeds and stronger signal strength. They will also be able to take full advantage of the latest devices including Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and tablets.

“Maritimers told us they wanted better coverage, faster speeds and a greater selection of mobile devices,” said Rogers President for Atlantic Canada, Ken Marshall. “With this investment, customers all across the Maritimes can fuel their passions by switching to Rogers and connecting – in high speed, on the device they want – to what matters to them most.”

“The freedom and choice enabled by the expanded Rogers network will change the way we live and work here,” said Marshall. “In more places than ever before, the Rogers enhanced 4G HSPA+ network will be readily available, making communications better and easier for new and existing Rogers’ customers in the Maritimes.”

Rogers begins work on its enhanced Maritime wireless network this month and work will continue through 2012.

The $80-million dollar investment is part of Rogers’ ongoing commitment to delivering leading edge networks to Canadians coast to coast. In April, Rogers announced a multiyear deployment of its next generation technology – Long Term Evolution (LTE) – that will enable unparalleled connectivity, giving customers a mobile broadband experience similar to what they currently experience at home and at work. Rogers’ customers in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa will experience LTE this year, expanding to a total of 25 cities by the end of 2012.

Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com


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