Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rogers conducts first '4G' testing in Ottawa

Rogers Communications Inc. said Wednesday that it will test advanced wireless technology in Ottawa that moves wireless traffic up to seven times faster.

It said it already working on Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology with Ericsson at the former Nortel labs in Ottawa and will expand the test across the region. Rogers said it will be the first test in Canada of its "fourth generation," or 4G, of wireless technology.

This is a technical trial and Rogers customers won't notice any differences until the technology is proven and it has more spectrum to deliver it.

A government auction is expected next year.

Telephone and cable companies in Canada and around the world are rapidly embracing LTE to handle a wave of traffic generated by texting, online search, video, gaming, banking and voice communications.

LTE is already in service in the U.S. in Las Vegas with a small regional carrier. Verizon will offer it in New York, Chicago and as well as 36 other cities by the end of the year.

In addition to more speed, Rogers said LTE technology, breaks barriers between wireless, traditional phones, laptops and other devices.

"Our customers increasingly want anywhere, anytime access to information, communications, entertainment and transactional experiences on their device of choice," said Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed.

77 comments:

  1. 4g seems pretty impressive, though my customer service with Rogers always fell short. Much happier on Telus now.

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  2. Look forward to it being launched!

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  3. Faster internet is always better :)

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  4. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  5. good read. i'm feeling this blog

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  6. No 4G where I live... Too bad. Just got sprint too.

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  7. Canada is fascinating, will follow.

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  8. I wonder when Europe will get this. High-speed mobile internet? Oh yeah!! That means authentic wireless gaming everywhere!

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  9. Can't wait to see the results first hand

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  10. 4g haven't heard anything good or bod to really give my opinion but good post, looking forward to more.

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  11. Nice blog bud, interesting content .

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  12. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  13. Too bad 4G is only available in the US under Sprint...

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  14. 4g, why not 11n :( or like something a little better >.>

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  15. Fast is always good when it comes to internet!

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  16. is rogers communication the main isp in canada?

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  17. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  18. these ideas are going to inspire my next GTL Everyday post... stay tuned

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  19. I like what you said here... btw, I have new bubbles on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  20. sounds cool, i wonder when fast wireless will be available everywhere for free?

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  21. wow 3g really laster a looong time XD

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  22. 4G is awesome. I have the Sprint Evo.

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  23. GLad rogers is doin it first, yay my carrier!

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  24. ahh canada is so far behind the times...YOU CAN DO IT CANADA I BELIEVE IN YOU!

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  25. Can't wait till they start rolling out 4G in my area.

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  26. Hope they roll out 4G in my area soon.

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  27. Make sure you let us know how the testing is going!

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  28. Nice, Canada is keeping on top of this stuff.

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  29. hopefully 4g will become the norm there

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  30. Man, I can't wait until they roll LTE out in my area! Go Rogers! :D

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  31. 4G will be fucking legit, 3G is already incredibly fast for mobile internet.

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  32. About time, get with the program!

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  33. I cant wait till we get 4g in my area, its gonna be SICK.. even though I will say my 3g is pretty fast

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  34. the advantages to 4g as apposed to 3g's is just odd. Their is alot of information that can be transfered, but wave length shortens, which means more towers needed, so less signal.

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  35. Mmm.. 4G is the new 3G (duh), I wonder when 5G will come? ;)

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  36. i'm actually moving to canada soon. vancouver, bc

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  37. Yeah... it is a damn shame only sprint has 4g in the US... but time will change that ;) t-mo gets first 4g phone soon I think

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  38. i GUEEESSS i can support this blog

    i guess

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  39. I'll wait on the 4g... right now it's in too limited an area...

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  40. Cool ima follow you man check out my reviews and tech updates XD

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  41. Pretty good news for Canada, though 4G is a bit overhyped at the moment.

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  42. Actually surprising, I thought we were far aheda but looks like Canada's even further

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  43. nice, I can't wait to see what you have to say in your next post

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