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LTE: Canada: Rogers to Launch LTE in 28 More Cities.
Canada's Rogers Communications is investing approximately $2.2 billion in wireless capital investments in 2011 and 2012, including close to $500 million to bring LTE to the majority of Canadians by the end of 2012. Operator has just completed one year of it's LTE launch.
On July 7, 2011, Rogers launched LTE in the greater metropolitan areas of Ottawa, followed by Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and surrounding cities. So far in 2012, Rogers has rolled out LTE in St. John's, Halifax and Calgary to reach approximately 35 per cent of the Canadian population.
Rogers is continuing to expand its LTE network, expanding coverage in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver, and adding a number of new cities with the plan to cover approximately 60 per cent of the population by the end of the year. Rogers plans to launch LTE in Moncton, 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, Abbotsford and Victoria. More cities will be launched in 2013.
This summer, Rogers will be launching several more LTE devices, including Sony's LTE smartphone, the Sony Xperia Ion, and LTE Rocket hub.