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Rogers gigabit Internet, 4K set-top box now available

telecom | 12/16/2015 8:55 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s gigabit Internet service is now available in “select neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto” and the greater Toronto area, Rogers said Wednesday.  In October, the company announced it was launching the service at a cost of $149.99 a month, as well as 4K-capable set-top boxes. Rogers spokeswoman Jennifer Kett added in an emailed statement Wednesday that the 4K set-top box is now available for Rogers’ cable customers at a cost of $12.95 a month. “All 4K broadcasts will air on channel 999, starting with the first live 4K NHL broadcast...

Rogers becomes first Canadian carrier to aggregate LTE spectrum

telecom | 10/24/2014 9:04 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Friday it has become the first Canadian wireless carrier to combine spectrum bands for enhanced LTE service, a move it said will improve the mobile-video experience of its customers, particularly those streaming hockey coverage. It has implemented technology that allows it to use 700 MHz and AWS spectrum simultaneously in some areas with certain devices, using a process known as carrier aggregation. Rogers said this has allowed the joint network to achieve a standard of LTE-Advanced, often cited as the next step in the evolution of wireless networks....