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Rogers hints at gigabit LTE network availability

telecom | 04/16/2018 5:38 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. estimates its gigabit-speed LTE network will be available later this, or early next, year following 5G demonstrations at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Monday, according to an email from a company spokesperson. The gigabit LTE network will effectively move the needle closer to 5G-preparedness, widely expected around 2020, as Rogers tested technology including four-carrier aggregation, four-by-four MIMO and 256 QAM in the concrete, densely-populated and heavily-connected baseball stadium. Rogers' "network plan includes the continued rollout of its Gigabit LTE...