Rogers expands Long Term Evolution network to Toronto

Rogers Communications  announced today the next phase of its commercial launch of Canada’s first Long Term Evolution network. It will launch in Toronto on September 28. Rogers first introduced LTE to Canadians with its Ottawa launch on July 7.

“Ottawa residents are already enjoying the benefits of Canada’s fastest network technology – now Torontonians can begin the countdown to LTE and a whole new wireless experience,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “LTE is the latest example of how Rogers continues to bring the world’s best and newest innovations to Canadians first.”

The telco plans to launch LTE-compatible devices this fall.

LTE is expected to deliver “unparalleled connectivity,” and a “better experience for customers.” Maximum theoretical download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps, while real applications find the speed to hover around 12 Mbps.

“This is an example of how we continue to bring the world’s best and newest innovations to our customers and Canadians to be first to enjoy a faster and superior mobile experience with any one of our LTE devices,” said John. “Rogers’ LTE network and devices will redefine the way we work, play and communicate.”