Rogers LTE Launches In Ottawa, Other Cities to Follow
LTE has at last hit the great North. The Canadian service provider Rogers held an event today for the launch of the true 4G network, LTE (Long Term Evolution). Rogers’ LTE is live now in the city of Ottawa meanwhile service in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver is expected to launch this fall, with another 21 markets in 2012. LTE possesses theoretical speeds reaching up to an astounding 150Mbps download and 70Mbps upload. We can only imagine how fast bandwidth caps will diminish especially with these speeds….
With the launch of a new network comes new devices, Rogers will be retailing the Sierra Wireless Rocket Stick 313U for $79.99 on a 3 year contract and $169.99 on no-contract terms. Rogers has specified the speed for the Rocket Stick will typically range from 12 Mbps to 25 Mbps. Looking into the future, HTC and Samsung smartphones will become available later this year as stated at the launch event.
Pricing for the data packages are as follows:
*Customers will be automatically upgraded to the higher data package if they exceed the specified bandwidth cap. Once the user has reached past 9GB of data, a charge of $10/GB will be applied.