Telus expands 5G to Bonaventure, New Richmond and Paspébiac, Quebec

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Vancouver-based nationwide service Telus introduced its 5G community will increase to Bonaventure, New Richmond and Paspébiac as a part of a $5 million infrastructure funding in Quebec’s Gaspésie area.

Telus says that its clients in these areas now have entry to its 5G community, which is able to assist enhance well being and academic outcomes for residents.

“The significant investments we are making in our world-leading network to rapidly expand our 5G footprint is enabling us to connect the citizens of the Gaspésie region to the people, resources and critical information they need as we continue to navigate the global pandemic,” stated Telus president and CEO Darren Entwistle.

Telus says it’s going to leverage a number of distributors, together with Samsung, Ericsson and Nokia to increase its 5G community. Along with Gaspésie, Telus plans to increase 5G to Percé, Maria, Port-Daniel and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts this yr. By the top of the yr, it’ll cowl over 70 % of Canadians in additional than 615 communities, together with 157 in Quebec.

It’s additionally price noting that Telus just lately spent $1.95 billion within the authorities’s 3500MHz spectrum public sale to amass spectrum licenses in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. 3500MHz spectrum is taken into account to be essential to rolling out 5G in Canada because it’s a part of mid-band or ‘Sub-6’ 5G. Sub-6 5G brings many advantages over 4G, equivalent to improved obtain speeds and diminished latency, however doesn’t endure from the identical distance limitations as mmWave 5G, making it supreme for protecting much less densely populated areas.

Those can be taught extra concerning the spectrum public sale right here, and browse service reactions to the public sale right here.

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