Rogers Becomes First Wireless Carrier in North America to Offer LTE Roaming

Today, Toronto-based Rogers Communications announced the launch of LTE roaming. According to Rogers, it’s the first carrier in North America and one of the first in the world to offer international LTE roaming to its customers.

The first country where Rogers customers will see LTE roaming available is Hong Kong. The Canadian telco promises to add several more countries to this list throughout the year.

“Rogers was the first carrier to launch an LTE network in Canada and today we are adding to our proud history of innovative firsts by being the first carrier in North America to launch LTE roaming,” said Raj Doshi, senior vice president of products for Rogers. “We know that Canadians travelling, whether for business or pleasure, want access to their device, email, documents, and the Internet. By offering LTE roaming, our customers can stay connected while travelling at the same blazing fast LTE speeds they experience in Canada on the Rogers wireless network.”

Currently, Rogers’ local LTE reaches 60% of Canadians.