Canadian carrier Rogers has announced earlier today that their LTE network will expand adding a second city to its list of four. Toronto is the second city with LTE network coverage and will go live on September 28th, 2011.
Rogers was the first carrier to introduce LTE (Long Term Evolution) speeds to Canadians with its Ottawa launch on July 7, 2011., while Montreal and Vancouver will be going live by the end of 2011 and alongside with it the first smartphone to support such speeds, the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE. This network has capabilities to reach a potentially peak download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds could hit 50 Mbps. Rogers stating it will increase to up to 150 Mbps in the near future.
The only handset that is currently on sale is the Sierra Wireless Rocket Stick (AirCard 313U). This is available for $169.99 no term and $79.99 on a 3-year contract. Five LTE devices will be available by the end of year 2011, the LTE version of the Galaxy S II, Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S, LTE Tablet (most likely the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9″), and a LTE HTC smartphone that we don’t have information about.