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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    They have 2 sites along Hwy 400 covering the entire subdivision - one located just north of Canadaís Wonderland covering the south end of the subdivision and another (the new one) covering the north...
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    Between 5 and 6 Mbps on 3G Sent from my...

    Between 5 and 6 Mbps on 3G


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    Yeah, I have no idea whatís going on with the new...

    Yeah, I have no idea whatís going on with the new site. Tested it again last night and it topped off at around 27Mbps.


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    Not really. Itís always around 30ish regardless...

    Not really. Itís always around 30ish regardless of time of day.
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    Iíve detected bands 2, 4, 7, and 12 while inside....

    Iíve detected bands 2, 4, 7, and 12 while inside. The field test mode on iPhones isnít the greatest or easiest to use, especially with the new Intel modems. Iím not sure if Iím reading it right but...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    Itís a bit lower than what we usually see around here. When we were close to the tower that was decommissioned, we would get 80-100 Mbps. As you move south on CityView Blvd towards the tower located...
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    Yes, they have started using band 5 for LTE too....

    Yes, they have started using band 5 for LTE too. Iíve seen my wifeís iPhone 6 connect to it a few times. I suspect it would connect to it a lot more now since all Rogers sites around here now...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    The construction equipment at the base of the new tower is all gone but the shrouding hasnít been attached yet. Im not sure if theyíre still tuning and I donít know how long tuning normally takes,...
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    Ya thatís what Iím thinking too. They havenít put...

    Ya thatís what Iím thinking too. They havenít put the shrouding on it yet...itís a shrouded monopole (flag pole style) but antenna panels and wiring are still exposed at the top, and thereís still a...
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    A new Rogers tower was recently constructed in my...

    A new Rogers tower was recently constructed in my neighbourhood, very close to my house. It finally went live on Wednesday of this week. Signal is strong inside and outside my house. I've been...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    Not sure why theyíre relocating. It could be that the two towers would be too close together and possibly interfere with signal overlap, or it could be because they were mandated to remove the tower...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    Well well well. Never thought Iíd see the day...looks like Rogers finally got approval to install a 45m monopole site within walking distance from my house. This should definitely take care of the...
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    Yeah, itís the same around here. Just recently,...

    Yeah, itís the same around here. Just recently, Bell is adding B7 to a lot of their sites. Prior to these recent upgrades, it was mostly B2 and B4 on many Bell sites, and as youíve mentioned, some...
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    I tried but the menu refused to load. I had a...

    I tried but the menu refused to load. I had a hard enough time getting into the serving cell info menu I posted above. The service mode on the Intel-based iPhones is horrible. Thereís a 50/50 chance...
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    Decided to take a drive up to Schomberg this...

    Decided to take a drive up to Schomberg this afternoon. Ummmm, yeah, the map/ISED data is very wrong lol. They definitely have more than B5 on the new site. Pics below.

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    Last time I was there, I pulled around 90Mbps...

    Last time I was there, I pulled around 90Mbps with Telus. Bell has B5 and B2 LTE on the townís water tower. Rogers fluctuated between 2 bars of B17 (around 2Mbps), 1 bar of B4 (around 3Mbps), and 3G...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    Schomberg is probably an hour drive north from downtown Toronto (maybe a bit more...not sure as I havenít timed it myself). Itís not very big at all. Just one subdivision of homes and then nothing...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    Hopefully. Theyíre getting very aggressive with their cable network upgrades (pushing more fibre etc), so it would be nice for them to be as aggressive with their wireless upgrades too.

    Iíll take...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    With Rogers, 5MHz wide B5 is HSPA. Itís not like Bellus where Bell uses 4.15Mhz wide HSPA channels and 5MHz wide LTE channels. Plus, I donít believe Rogers has launched B5 LTE around these parts....
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    So taking a look at the last update made to the cell tower map site, looks like the long planned Rogers tower for Schomberg, ON (Hwy 27 and Hwy 9) has finally gone up. This wasnít on the map last...
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    So some interesting results from a speed test I...

    So some interesting results from a speed test I ran at Upper Canada Mall today. Per my earlier post, Rogers was planning to go live with their new DAS in the mall sometime in November. But according...
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    Just an update to something I reported earlier...

    Just an update to something I reported earlier with respect to coverage inside Upper Canada Mall. The new antenna units I saw mounted on the ceiling over a month ago are Rogers. They finally decided...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    Lol yeah I remember that article. Hey, thatís what happens when companies get complacent. Unfortunately, it was always Rogersí business model...stretch the network to its limits until its hanging by...
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    Rogers better speed up their network upgrades....

    Rogers better speed up their network upgrades. According to Ookla, they still have the slowest network among the big 3 while Telus is once again ranked Canadaís fastest...
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    Rogers to Hike Spending On Wireless Netowkr

    Rogers confirmed several weeks ago that they donít currently have any intentions of signing a network sharing agreement with Shaw/Freedom at this time.
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