Rogers Communications has notified its customers that its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network is now available in additional cities surrounding Montreal, including: Laval, Terrebonne, Brossard, Longueuil and Vaudreuil, with plans to expand to more than 25 additional cities this year. The planned rollout will bring LTE to more than half the Canadian population by the end of 2012. Rogers was the first to launch an LTE network in Canada, starting in Ottawa last July, with expansion to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver following in September. John Boynton, Rogers’s chief marketing officer, announced that the LTE network currently reaches a population of over eleven million, and stated: ‘By the end of 2012 we will double this with 20 million Canadians able to use LTE devices to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play online games, with no delays or buffering.’ TeleGeography notes that the Rogers LTE network has reached approximately 32% of Canada’s population and the company’s rollout plan should see it get close to 60% LTE coverage before next year.
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