Telus Details Investment Plans for Calgary, Greater Montréal, and Ontario

by Istvan Fekete on April 27, 2015

Canada’s No. 2 carrier, Telus, is busy upgrading its infrastructure across the country. Recently, we’ve seen several announcements from Telus covering multiple geographical areas, such as Ontario, greater Montréal, and Calgary, following announcements of a network upgrade scheduled for British Columbia and Alberta.

Telus will invest $116 million across the Greater Montréal area this year to improve its wireless network as part of its plans to invest $1.6 billion in Québec through 2018.

Another $212 million goes to the Calgary area in 2015 to enhance wireless capacity and speed, connect homes and businesses directly to its fibre optic network, pilot Telus Health programs, and continue the construction of Telus Sky.

The Calgary investment is part of the carrier’s commitment to invest $4.2 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across Alberta through 2018, including $1 billion this year alone. When combined with operational expenses, this will bring Telus’ total investment in Alberta over the next four years to more than $11 billion.

Finally, Telus announced just recently that it plans to invest an additional $2.1 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across Ontario through 2018. That will bring the total Telus investment in Ontario to over $11 billion over the next four years.

“Since 2000, our investments in Ontario have created more than 7,300 jobs across the province and enabled millions of customer connections,” said Joe Natale, President and CEO of TELUS. “As part of our team’s commitment to putting customers first, we will invest an additional $2.1 billion across the province over the next four years. Ontarians want increasingly faster wireless speeds and enhanced capacity, and we are well positioned to deliver these thanks to recent investments which have expanded our portfolio of wireless spectrum in the province by more than 60 per cent. In addition, we plan to continue bringing leading-edge solutions like our Internet of Things marketplace to our business customers and enabling innovative services that help Ontarians better manage their health and that of their families.”

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Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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