Rogers expands LTE coverage in Kelowna area, turns on 700 MHz spectrum in the region

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Rogers has over 10 million wireless subscribers in Canada and its network reaches about 95 percent of the country’s population. A quick update for those located in Kelowna, City of West Kelowna, and Westbank First Nations as the carrier has improved and expanded its cell service in the area by installing two new cell towers.

In a statement to MobileSyrup, Rogers noted that both Rogers and Fido customers now have access to LTE speeds, including VoLTE (Voice over LTE). In addition, Rogers turned on its 700 MHz spectrum in the region, which will allow for better reception “in hard to reach places like basements, elevators and buildings with thick concrete walls.”

“With this wireless service expansion, Rogers is investing in the Kelowna region’s future as the community continues to grow,” said Amrik Virk the Minister of Technology Innovation and Citizens’ Services. “Whether you’re a local resident or visiting on holiday, you will always be connected to your loved ones, government services, learning opportunities and the world.”

Rogers recently announced its Q4 2016 results and ended the year with wireless revenues of $7.9 billion CAD, up from
$7.6 billion the previous year. Leading into July will see Joe Natale, Rogers new CEO, officially join the company.

Source: Rogers