Rogers launches HSPA+ in five cities

15 Sep 2009

Canadian operator Rogers Communications has announced that its mobile unit has launched commercial HSPA+ services over its network in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. The upgrade will allow the cellco to offer downlink speeds of up to 21Mbps, and commenting on the launch of the service John Boynton, Rogers’ chief marketing officer and senior vice president, said: ‘With Rogers HSPA+ network, customers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal are the first in North America to experience the fastest world-class wireless speeds. Rogers continues to remain at the forefront of offering Canadians the most innovative mobile technologies and first-to-market products.’ The operator began deployment of the technology earlier this year, and says it plans to expand HSPA+ coverage over the coming months to additional cities, although it has not revealed any specific target locations.

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