Rogers and Vidéotron bring LTE to Ottawa and Québec

Canadian carrier Rogers has signed a 20 year agreement with multi-play operator Vidéotron that will see the two firms collaborate to bring LTE services to customers in the Québec and Ottawa regions.

The two companies said they will pool their efforts to build out and operate a shared LTE wireless network. Vidéotron offers cable television, video on demand, fixed telephony and wireless communication services. It is forecast to have 1.77 per cent market share of Canada’s mobile market by the end of 2013, according to Informa’s WCIS.

“This agreement will benefit businesses and consumers and is part of Rogers focused, strategic game plan,” said Nadir Mohamed, president and CEO at Rogers Communications.

“This network and spectrum sharing agreement, combined with the expansion of our LTE footprint, will allow even more consumers to experience the superior connectivity and incredibly fast speeds that LTE delivers.”

Robert Dépatie, CEO of Vidéotron and parent company Quebecor, added: “This agreement will enable us to go farther and to do it faster and is indicative of our determination to anticipate our customers’ needs and to maintain the close relationship we have built with them.”

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