Rogers Investing $500 Million to Bring LTE Network to 28 More Cities in Canada by End of Year

Rogers Communications is today marking the first year anniversary of its deployment of next generation LTE wireless services in Canada.

The Toront-based telco Rogers is investing approximately $2.2 billion in wireless capital investments throughout 2011 and 2012, it says, including $500 million to bring LTE to the majority of Canadians by the end of 2012.

Currently, Rogers’ LTE reaches roughly 35% of the Canadian population.

By the end of the year, the company hopes to reach 60% of Canadians. In the remainder of 2012, Rogers says it plans to add its network to 28 more cities, including Moncton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Regina, Edmonton, and Victoria. 

“We’re proud to have been the first to offer the fastest wireless network technology in the world to our customers,” says John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “We continue to deliver world leading Internet experiences by investing heavily in our wireless network, and based on what our customers tell us, our investments are paying off. Whether it’s a family using faster connections to stay in touch through video calling, a student downloading large files on the go, a sports fan catching every second of the game, or a commuter maximizing travel time, LTE is making Canadians’ lives better.”