Yeah, we’ve told you it’s coming and voila – Fido issued a press release saying that it will launch its LTE network later in the summer. Major markets will be the first to get the coverage, with the list including cities and surrounding areas of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and St. Johns.
The goal is to provide LTE network access to 20 million Canadians by the end of 2012, and over the coming months, Fido will launch LTE in Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria.
Alongside the new service Fido will also be unveiling new devices that take advantage of faster download and upload speeds. The Fido Mobile Hotspot will be the first such product, allowing users to create a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect up to 10 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously.
At the moment, Fido’s 4G HSPA+ network covers 96% of the population of Canada.