Canada’s Fido launching its LTE network this summer

Canada's Fido launching its LTE network this summer

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.

  • Elstevo

    Maybe you’re not aware, but Fido doesn’t have any network, at least not anymore. Rogers Wireless bought them in 2004 and shut down the network and forced all the customers onto the Rogers network. So this article is inaccurate by suggesting that Fido has a network of their own and will launch LTE. They can’t. The article should read that Fido will be launching the LTE service on the Rogers LTE network.

    • Idatoo

       The Fido network was not shutdown. It was aggregated with Rogers network.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty cool stuff when you thinki about it.
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