Rogers Communications has announced that it will expand its 4G LTE mobile network to 44 additional markets this spring, and it intends to reach a total of 95 markets by the end of the year. Rogers also stated that it will make 2600MHz LTE coverage available in all areas covered, augmenting its 2100MHz-based services, while 34 of the 44 new LTE markets will be capable of maximum theoretical network speeds of up to 150Mbps.
Among the 44 LTE markets launching this spring will be Saint John, New Brunswick; Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario; Muskoka, Ontario; Collingwood, Ontario; and multiple cities in Quebec, while Rogers said that these rollouts will give over a million Canadians in Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec access to its 2600MHz 4G services.
Current Rogers ‘exclusive’ 2600MHz-enabled devices include the LG Optimus G 2600, the Rocket Stick modem, Rocket Hub and Rocket Mobile Hotspot, while it says it will announce more 2600MHz-enabled smartphones in the coming months.