Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rogers Picks Ottawa for First LTE Rollout

Rogers Communications has selected Ottawa to launch its first commercial LTE service this summer. Enrollment is now open for Rogers' customers in Ottawa who want to reserve a spot in the initial rollout. The company is offering an LTE "Rocket" stick from Sierra Wireless as its first LTE device.

Rogers announced a comprehensive technical trial of LTE in Ottawa and Montreal last year to ready itself for a smooth commercial deployment in 2011. At its Annual General Meeting in April, Rogers announced that it would launch commercial LTE network services in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in 2011 followed by the top 25 markets in 2012.