What are the bands/frequencies for Koodo LTE/LTE Advanced network in the Vancouver area?

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What are the bands/frequencies for Koodo LTE/LTE Advanced network in the Vancouver area?

This is what I've found on various sites but they are unofficial, incomplete and could be incorrect. Can a Koodo official confirmed this info is correct?

For the Vancouver area:
4G LTE  = Band 4, 1700MHz / 2100MHz
4G LTE  = Band 17, 700MHz
4G LTE  = Band 7, 2600MHz
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It's band 4
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From my research, Telus uses the above listed (band 4, 17, 7).

Are you saying and positive that Koodo uses only band 4?

(for the vancouver area)
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Some reports indicate that subscribers to Public Mobile in BC are using band 7 for LTE. A person posting from Public Mobile's community shows screenshots of their phone connecting to the 2600 MHz network. Another screenshot further down the page shows Bands 5 and 2 listed under the heading LTE Basic Info.

The poster mentions that he or she is within Vancouver city limits when the latter readings were taken. Bands 5 and 2 (850 MHz and 1900 MHz), are not considered LTE bands by themselves. Though carrier aggregation or more specifically, inter-band non-contiguous carrier aggregation, may be at work here.

Public Mobile post
http://productioncommunity.publicmobi...

Carrier Aggregation Tutorial - technical, but worth the read
http://www.radio-electronics.com/info...
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Thanks for the info. Good info from that poster who said Telus is using LTE Band 2, 4, 5, & 7 in BC.

So Koodo and Public Mobile is owned by Telus.
Telus is using LTE Band 2, 4, 5, & 7 in BC.
Whether that would mean Koodo would automatically use LTE Band 2, 4, 5, & 7 is another thing.
Hence this question in this forum on what band/frequencies that Koodo is using.

Some phones are not available in Canada. There are different models of the phone (region specific or international) and not all may work in Canada or have LTE in Canada. Knowing what LTE band/frequency that Koodo uses will determine if the phone has LTE in Canada.

It will be so much easier/helpful if Koodo would publish the LTE bands/frequencies for major cities on its web site.