Telus Expands LTE Footprint

by Gaurav Kheterpal on November 6, 2012

In February, Telus debuted its LTE network in 14 metropolitan areas across Canada. Since then, the carrier reported strong performances in the first and second quarter and followed it up with big investment announcements for the rest of the year.

And yesterday, Telus announced the expansion of its LTE network across Ottawa and Ontario. While its LTE coverage is still no match for the all mighty Rogers, Telus is slowly but surely catching up with its biggest rival.

In Ottawa, Telus LTE service is now also available in Kanata, Nepean, Orleans and Cumberland. The carrier has already committed $190 million investment in Ottawa over the next three years to further expand and enhance its wireless networks.

In Ontario, Telus LTE network is now live in Newmarket and Aurora.Telus plans to invest $280 million investment in the Greater Toronto Area over the next three years to further expand and enhance its wireless networks. It also plans to start LTE service in Oshawa, Whitby, Brantford and Leamington by
by December 2012.

TELUS is committed to offering the best customer experience and launching our 4G LTE service in Newmarket and Aurora is an excellent example of how we’re doing that,” said Johnnie-Mike Irving, managing director of Business Solutions, TELUS. “With a 4G LTE device, our customers can enjoy the fastest wireless technology available in the world today – we are continuing to expand this new technology, community by community, so that by the end of the year many more Ontario residents are expected to have access. It’s an ambitious undertaking.”

Telus already provides LTE service in in 14 cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, the greater Toronto area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife. The carrier currently covers more than 61% of Canadian population and it aims to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.

TELUS claims its 4G LTE network supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12 to 25 Mbps. Though it may have been late to the LTE party, Telus has been trying to make amends by expanding aggressively and offering LTE at the same price as its other data plans.

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