The difference between LTE ( TELUS and LTE max ( Rogers)

Reply

This thread's discussion is locked. If it doesn't give you the information you need, head to its forum board for active discussions or to start a new discussion.

T-Squared
Just Moved In

Hello,  Rogers boasts LTE max and that it is faster than LTE.  I understand that it is the network that can handle upto 2600mhz  handsets, which I believe at this time, there is only one available, ( samsung galaxy 4 ) Telus has the handset,  but does TELUS have sites / regions that are 2600 mhz  already in service ?   or are we still at  2100 - 2300 mhz ?


Accepted Solutions
Most Helpful
Curtis
Helpful Neighbour

Rogers has this on there website which shows that the difference is in the theortical maximum download speed.

  • LTE tops out at up to 75 Megabits per second or Mbps3, with typical speed ranging from 12 to 25 Mbps
  • LTE MAX is capable of speeds up to 150 Mbps1, with typical speed ranging from 12-40 Mbps

The reference to the 2600 Mhz is the spectrum band that is used. Rogers has some of this spectrum that it had for a wireless internet project that is no longer used. The maximum speed of LTE is dependant on combining channels and not the spectrum band it is using, the 2600 spectrum has channels tha can be used with the AWS (2100) spectrum to get the 150. The government is planning to auction this spectrum to other carriers in 2014. As you mentioned not all LTE phones can use the 2600 MHz including quite a few from Rogers.

View solution in original post

Most Helpful
jason
Advocate

Currently TELUS does not have access to the LTE max technology. But honestly, there's not much difference once you reach the LTE speeds. It's all marketing

View solution in original post

Most Helpful
xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

Speed is great..... so is bandwidth consumption.  At times, I'm very happy with 3G or 2G.

View solution in original post


All Replies
Most Helpful
Curtis
Helpful Neighbour

Rogers has this on there website which shows that the difference is in the theortical maximum download speed.

  • LTE tops out at up to 75 Megabits per second or Mbps3, with typical speed ranging from 12 to 25 Mbps
  • LTE MAX is capable of speeds up to 150 Mbps1, with typical speed ranging from 12-40 Mbps

The reference to the 2600 Mhz is the spectrum band that is used. Rogers has some of this spectrum that it had for a wireless internet project that is no longer used. The maximum speed of LTE is dependant on combining channels and not the spectrum band it is using, the 2600 spectrum has channels tha can be used with the AWS (2100) spectrum to get the 150. The government is planning to auction this spectrum to other carriers in 2014. As you mentioned not all LTE phones can use the 2600 MHz including quite a few from Rogers.

View solution in original post

Most Helpful
jason
Advocate

Currently TELUS does not have access to the LTE max technology. But honestly, there's not much difference once you reach the LTE speeds. It's all marketing

View solution in original post

Most Helpful
xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

Speed is great..... so is bandwidth consumption.  At times, I'm very happy with 3G or 2G.

View solution in original post

rgl168
Connector

Speed aside, the advantage is that the 2600 band (Band 7) is being used in other countries, while the AWS band is mostly North American.  For example, 2600 is being used in Hong Kong, Singapore and some European countries.  If you have 2600-capable phone (SIM-unlocked of course), you'll be able to use LTE in other countries when you travel.