On the heels of Nokia announcing that the Lumia 900 Windows Phone would be headed to Rogers, the Canadian wireless provider announced a bit of news themselves. Rogers launched their LTE Network to St. John's being the first to provide LTE speeds to Newfoundland.
John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer stated,
"We are proud to be the first carrier to bring our LTE network to St. John's. With Rogers LTE wireless network coverage, customers have access to speeds similar to broadband connections, making it easier for people to use their mobile devices to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play on-line games, with virtually no delays or buffering."
Rogers was the first to launch an LTE Network in Canada last summer in Ottawa followed closely by Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver last fall. LTE expansion doesn't stop with St. Johns. Rogers plans to double its LTE coverage later this year expanding to more than twenty five cities including Atlantic Canada and Halifax.
LTE Network expansion and the Lumia 900. Sounds like good times are in store for Rogers' customers. You can catch the full presser after the break.
Rogers first to launch LTE network in St. John's today
Rogers announces two new exclusive LTE devices, including Canada's first LTE Windows Phone
TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today that its LTE network is now live in St. John's, making Rogers the first carrier to bring the fastest wireless speeds in Canada to Newfoundlanders.
"We are proud to be the first carrier to bring our LTE network to St. John's," said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "With Rogers LTE wireless network coverage, customers have access to speeds similar to broadband connections, making it easier for people to use their mobile devices to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play on-line games, with virtually no delays or buffering."
Rogers was the first to launch an LTE network in Canada, starting in Ottawa last summer, followed by Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver last fall. Today, Rogers LTE network is the largest in Canada, offering LTE to 11 million Canadians with plans to double its coverage this year. Rogers will expand its LTE network to more than 25 cities in 2012, including in Atlantic Canada. Halifax and surrounding areas can expect to get LTE in the next few months.
Rogers was also the first Canadian carrier to launch LTE devices. Today, Rogers added to its lineup of LTE devices with the exclusive LTE smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC One X.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is the first Windows Phone LTE smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3" AMOLED screen, 1.4 GHz processor, a 1 megapixel front- facing camera for video calling and Nokia's exclusive Carl Zeiss 8MP back-camera. The HTC One X will be the first smartphone in Canada designed with Beats Audio for an incredible audio experience. It also includes a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor, the Android 4.0 software (Ice Cream Sandwich), HTC Sense 4.0 and a new camera. Both devices will be available this spring. For more information, visit Rogers RedBoard.
Other Rogers LTE devices include, the Samsung Galaxy Note™, combining a large, rich screen with convenient portability, it's an all-in-one LTE smartphone tablet hybrid. Rogers also carries the Sierra Wireless AirCard® 313U LTE Rocket stick, the Sierra Wireless AirCard® 754S LTE Rocket mobile hotspot, the Rogers-exclusive Samsung Galaxy S II LTE™ smartphone and the HTC Raider™ - as well as Canada's first LTE tablet, the Rogers exclusive, HTC Jetstream™.
The national launch of Rogers LTE network reinforces our proud history of innovative firsts and our commitment to investing in Canada's digital future. Rogers was the first carrier in North America to launch an HSPA+ network and offers Canada's only coast-to-coast GSM network. Rogers was the first in the world to launch BlackBerry® devices; and the first in Canada to launch both Android products and the iPhone.
For more information on Rogers LTE network and devices visit www.rogers.com/lte.
About Rogers Communications - 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, sports entertainment, and digital media. 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 rogers.com.