Rogers’ 3.5G Network

December 13th, 2008

Rogers Wireless “Canada’s Most Reliable Network” just got “faster and bigger“.  (isn’t that “er” thing Bell’s”?)  Rogers has been busy upgrading its national network to 3.5G technology and now 25 major markets have access to the added speed.  By the end of December 2008 75% of the population will have access to Rogers’ 3.5G network-the first of its kind in North America.  The 7.2 HSPA network brings download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps to yours Rogers device.  Rogers is the first provider in North America to offer a 3.5G network.

EDIT: Only four Rogers devices can currently take advantage of the new 3.5G network.  The HTC Diamond, LG VuT915,Novatel MC950D (rocket stick), and the Noveatel X950 (network card). The Apple iPhone and the BlackBerry Bold are unable to use the 3.5G and will remain operating on the existing 3G network.  Do i smell an new iPhone coming?

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Entry Filed under: Canadian Wireless Industry,Rogers Wireless

6 Comments Add your own

    kalok  |  December 16th, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Weird, is E71 compatible with 3.5G? Because I’ve seen the logo on it.

    kalok~

    3Gphreak  |  December 16th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Whats your source that suggests iPhone 3G wont support 3.5G? As far as I know the Infineon chipset S-GOLD3H that it uses does in fact support 7.2mBits..

    cloneman  |  December 18th, 2008 at 9:39 am

    My Rogers Nokia n95 Says “3.5″ when I load web pages….

    live_strong  |  December 21st, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    According to the Rogers press release…

    Rogers Wireless currently offers the following 7.2Mbps HSPA-enabled
    devices: the HTC Touch Diamond, the LG Vu T915, the Novatel MC950D Rocket
    Stick and the Novatel X950D Express card. For more information on 3.5G devices
    from Rogers, please visit http://www.rogers.com.

    Jasper  |  December 30th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Can’t they just make a FW upgrade to the iPhone 3G to make it compatible with 3.5G? Or is it something with the hardware?

    Mark  |  January 23rd, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Yes, my Nokia N95 also reads 3.5G, It switches back and forth with 3G and 3.5G

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