On March 31, 2011, Rogers Communications will launch its expanded reliable wireless voice and data network across the province. New customers will be able to switch to Rogers and have access to the latest cutting edge devices including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and tablets. Existing Rogers customers will be able to upgrade to the latest devices and take advantage of the greater geographic reach which will now cover 96 per cent of the Manitoba population.
Rogers will be using the new MTS HSPA network launching the same day, so coverage will be the same.This major network expansion will both improve and considerably expand Rogers' wireless coverage in Manitoba. Rogers already offers service in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba and is expanding into Manitoba's northern communities while, at the same time, upgrading the existing Rogers' coverage footprint in Manitoba to high speed 3G+/HSPA+. The new network will significantly increase Rogers 3G+/HSPA+ coverage to service 96 per cent of Manitobans as it brings choice to many new markets including Thompson, The Pas, Flin Flon and more.
In addition to vastly improved quality of voice coverage, this new 3G+/HSPA+ network will provide Manitobans with mobile Internet service at download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second - the fastest speeds available in Manitoba. Rogers will bring to Manitobans, in several areas for the first time, cutting edge smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband devices as well as the opportunity for data sharing between devices.