It is hoped customers will see download speeds of close to 100 Mbps, which is the theoretical maximum LTE can achieve under ideal circumstances. Download speeds will vary based on the number of people on the network.
(In a recent test on the Telus network in Toronto, IT World Canada sometimes got download speeds of just over 40 Mbps using a wireless RIM PlayBook tablet).
By comparison, last month SaskTel announced it has started construction of its infiNet fibre optic to the home landline network in the province that will give download speeds of up to 200 Mbps. That $670 million network will be built in the province’s nine largest cities over seven years.