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Rogers flips the switch on LTE-Advanced in 12 markets

It looks like things are about to speed up for our friends in the North—on Rogers at least. The Canadian carrier announced today that it has flipped the switch on LTE-Advanced in several markets throughout the country. Perhaps even better, Rogers is doing all of this on the 700 MHz spectrum, which should allow for greater penetration inside of buildings.

Rogers stated that LTE-Advanced has gone live in the following 12 cities:

  • Vancouver
  • Edmonton
  • Calgary
  • Windsor
  • London
  • Hamilton
  • Toronto
  • Kingston
  • Moncton
  • Fredericton
  • Halifax
  • Saint John

Are you a Rogers customer in one of these markets? Let us know what you think of this rollout in the comments below.

Source: Rogers

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45 Comments
  • I'm guessing it's like XLTE on Verizon?
  • XLTE is simply Verizon using AWS spectrum to offer more bandwith. Yes, faster peak data speeds, but it's not LTE Advanced.
  • I'm on Rogers's network and I live in Calgary. Really excited about this news!
  • I live in Calgary Also, in the Woodbine area and get crappy 3G from Rogers. My telus phone gets 4G.
  • If you use Rogers in Alberta, you're going to have a bad time.
  • Plzz make it available in India also
  • yes Rogers will get right on that.....
  • LOL
  • Hahahaha!
  • That tower would be huge
  • :D
  • Lol. I can't even laugh again
  • Me either, that got me going.
  • Really that's like ....
    wait for it..... Seams Faster
  • "Right now devices that can take advantage of this new network technology are just starting to become available, with select devices expected to be available later this year. Of course, it’s always our goal to bring customers the latest and greatest devices so check back to see what’s available." Quote from Senior Director of Network Product Management at Rogers
  • The Lumia 830 on Rogers supports the 700 Band
  • French tank you
  • May Nokia 1520
  • Roger that
  • Sector clear
  • Affirmative!
  • Interesting
  • Houston....
  • Hopefully Rogers will release an actual successor to my 920 so I can take advantage of this.
  • 930/icon?
  • It isn't available
  • Icon had received certification for 700mhz but then it disappeared from ic's database guess more work testing it. Besides whenever they start lte roaming I doubt they want their customers popping in a international sim card
  • I'm on telus. :'(
  • Anagram for "LTE US."
  • Nothing for kw yet but yet Hamilton & London get it
  • Not available for Quebec or Montreal ? Rogers really s**** :(
  • Well they did say Canada ;-) BTW my Canada includes Quebec.
  • He meant Quebec City
  • Is this news useful for w Central users?... :-o
  • @max-ecs As a Canadian using Windows it is extremely useful.
  • You think all their audience is in USA (I presume that's where you are)? There are many times more users internationally on Windows Central as to just US... And yes, myself here in Canada (on Rogers) using everything Windows do find this very helpful!
  • I wonder if the 1520.3 can use this. It supposedly supports 700 MHz LTE.
  • I'm hoping the same.  Rogers already used 700MHz in Calgary (where I am) before the upgrade, so now I'd like to know if I can take advantage of LTE-Advanced on my 1520.3. Looks like the Snapdragon 800 chipset supports LTE CAT 4, for what it's worth.  https://www.qualcomm.com/products/lte/advanced
  • Advanced LTE, XLTE, 5G, isn't all just the same thing ?
  • I'm from Vancouver and with my Lumia 830 I definitely see LTE sign. I did a speed test: 43 - download, 5 - upload
  • No love for Quebec résidents...
  • And Montréal too... Quel impardonnable manquement.
  • Work in a factory and noticed I actually had reception for once
  • Rogers, please bring more Windows phones!!
  • They always do and cheaper then telus