Rogers Wireless Next Generation 21 Mbps HSPA+ Network Goes Live in Canada

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  1. abz786 macrumors 6502

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    TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today announced the commercial availability of Rogers' next generation super-charged High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, clocking in at maximum speeds of 21 Megabits per second (Mbps). Millions of Canadians can access the fastest wireless speeds in North America through the new 21 Mbps HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick, which customers can pre-order online only at rogers.com starting today.


    "With Rogers 21 Mbps HSPA+ network, customers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal are the first in North America to experience the fastest world-class wireless speeds," said John Boynton, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Rogers Wireless.
    "Rogers continues to remain at the forefront of offering Canadians the most innovative mobile technologies and first-to-market products, including the new Rogers Rocket Mobile Internet Stick that lets consumers enjoy mobile Internet access across Canada's fastest wireless network just as conveniently as you use your wireless phone."


    Rogers began the Canada-wide deployment of a 21 Mbps HSPA+ wireless network earlier this year, tripling the current download speeds of Canada's fastest high-speed mobile network, making the Rogers network up to seven times faster than the Canadian competition. Rogers Wireless customers - who today already experience the fastest wireless data speeds in Canada - will experience even better performance with peak wireless download speeds that are as fast as any available in the world.


    The new 21 Mbps HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick brings Canadians the freedom to enjoy mobile Web experiences at speeds that are as fast as those you would find at home or at the office. The HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick features a USB connection to a laptop or a desktop PC, easy installation with no CD required for Windows or Mac Operating Systems, integrated antenna for maximized reception performance and data transmission and multi-colour LED indicating connection status.


    Starting today, Canadians can pre-order the new HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick for as low as $74.99 only from rogers.com.


    Rogers plans to expand HSPA+ over the coming months to additional cities across the country. Rogers is the first wireless provider in North America to launch HSPA+ at peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, reinforcing Rogers and Canada as a North American market leader in telecommunications technology and innovation.


    For more information on Rogers HSPA+ network, visit www.rogers.com/fastest.





    About Rogers Wireless





    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to 8.2 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's fastest mobile data network as well as the most reliable network for voice with the clearest reception and fewest dropped calls, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing seamless roaming in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum.
    Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI;
    NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit www.rogers.com.
     
  2. jseyf5 macrumors member

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    21 mb per second? Holy bejesus balls. AT&T has some catching up to do
     
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  4. abz786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know man!!
    NO EDMONTON!!!
    I think we are Rogers main users lol!!! Calgary pfft who cares!

    BTW i finally hit 3.1mbps on my iphone in EDMONTON!!! WHAT!!! hahahaaha
     
  5. eezing macrumors 6502

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    Why is the U.S. always so far behind in terms of internet speed? I just don't get it.
     
  6. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    USA is behind on many things not just internet speed :(
     
  7. profets macrumors 68040

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    at least you have ISPs for home that dont restrict the amount of bandwidth you can use, use DPI, and increase prices
     
  8. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    True, I have 32mbps at home, 5mbps upload, and no restrictions. But when it comes to mobile....
     
  9. outcastrc macrumors member

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    It will probably be 5 years before Kelowna gets it... :(
     
  10. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    Normally, I would care. But since the iPhone can't process speeds that high, and I have no desire to get one of the internet sticks, I feel pretty indifferent about this.
     
  11. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Define internet speeds?
    I can get 21Mbps for my house right now through Qwest.

    As for wireless, it's pointless for iPhone users as the current phones do not support those speeds anyway.

    AT&T also has a lot more area to cover than Rogers does.

    Canada and pretty much any European country can upgrade its entire network faster than an U.S. carrier could simply because of geography.
    It has nothing to do with being more technologically advanced, it has to do with scale.
     
  12. profets macrumors 68040

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    thats a pretty poor excuse. if they have 10 times the land to cover does that mean it should take them 10 times as long to do an upgrade?
     
  13. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    You forgot 10 times the cost too. ;)

    Scale my friend... you need to look at the scale.
    Towers don't just magically appear and neither do the trunk lines feeding them.
    It takes a lot of time and money to overhaul a network that big.
    And don't forget the permits. They are not federally regulated. Every city in the USA has their own requirments for putting up a tower or digging a trech for a fiber feed.
     
  14. profets macrumors 68040

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    they also have about 10x the customers as well then no?

    seriously though, hasnt AT&T been quite slow at even deploying regular hspa all over the country?
     
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  16. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    I know AT&T pumped about $33 million into their infrastructure in AZ about a year or so ago.
    It was noticeable when the new towers started coming online.
    I can drive from Phoenix to L.A. with a solid 3G signal through about 90% of the trip.

    They still need to kick in the the 850Mhz band here in Phoenix though. Still running on the 1900Mhz band right now, but I suspect they will do the switch once they finish updating the towers to handle 7.2Mbps.

    Their 850 band has been dormant here since they killed the old TDMA signal a few years back.
     
  17. anjinha macrumors 604

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    AT&T probably has more customers than any European carrier and more revenue so they should be able to afford to make this transitions at least a little bit quicker. Europe is on 21Mbps while the U.S. is still on 3.6Mbps. It's kinda ridiculous.
     
  18. fredf macrumors 6502

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    Canada has a larger land mass and 1/10 the population of the U.S. ie: lower population density.
    Fewer subscribers over a larger land mass with a harsher climate.
    That sounds like more money spent on fewer subscribers.

    And the U.S. is behind because why?
     
  19. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Having $$$ does not equal speed.
    More customers means more infrastructure to support those customers, which means less revenue for NEW services.
    You also have at look at the permit process that is required to build this infrastructure out.

    You can go online and look at the permit process. It can take months just to get reviewed.
    Some have to go before zoning review boards and some even have to get an EPA impact study done to see if the microwaves coming off the tower are going to kill some random species of bird.
    The bureaucracy involved just to get a permit to dig a trench for a fiber cable is unbelievable.

    I've been waiting for Qwest to replace an old copper line coming off the main CO that is 500 feet from my house. They are supposed to be replacing it with fiber.
    They filed for the permit to dig the new line over a year ago.
    It's still pending review because it crosses three utilities (gas, electric and water). Each one has to sign off on the permit.
    Meanwhile they have a temporary line running down the street (it's resting in the gutter) that gets damaged at least once a month by cars driving over it.
     
  20. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Ever consider Europeans are more conservative with Data? Do you know what kind wifi speeds I would get if I had 8 of my computers downloading 1 gigabyte of data each while streaming a movie? That said I'm impressed I get 17MB/s download speed on my CABLE MODEM! Christ these speeds are INSANE. AT&T none the less has some work to do.
     
  21. anjinha macrumors 604

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    No, but it means more money they have to invest.
     
  22. fredf macrumors 6502

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    Point taken: we don't really need these speeds, and as others have said, the iPhone can't even access these speeds.

    I was just speaking to the issue of why the U.S. doesn't have these speeds.
     
  23. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Larger... by a hair.
    3.7 million square miles (US) vs 3.8 million square miles (Canada).

    Tell me who has more hardware to maintain and upgrade again?

    Both maps includes all wireless service, not just their 3G service.


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  24. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    One would think.
    But remember, you still have to maintain the existing network as well.
     
  25. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    hell I won't complain. I would be happy with 1MB/s speeds....

    again any Canadian network will NEVER have to worry about capacity issues like the US does....
     

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