Yesterday, Rogers announced the launch of a “comprehensive LTE wireless network technical trial with Ericsson Canada in the Ottawa area.” An announcement that seemed to put Rogers head and shoulders above Canada’s other wireless providers.
Today, we’ve been informed that Bell Canada may actually be one-step ahead of Rogers in the 4G, LTE arms-race. Speaking on the phone with Bell representatives, we were told that the company has already competed LTE data calls — they were conducted this summer — and that Bell currently has LTE test markets deployed in Montreal and Hamilton. Bell reiterated that they are on the forefront of LTE innovation and deployment and that their customers will have the opportunity to utilize the 4G technology in the near future. Companies competing to be the: first, fastest, best. The consumer wins!