TELUS Expands 4G Network in Atlantic Canada

September 15, 2011 by
Halifax, NS – TELUS today announced it has upgraded its wireless network to HSPA+ dual cell in Atlantic Canada and is now offering faster wireless internet speeds in Moncton, New Brunswick; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. John’s, Newfoundland, and more.

TELUS’ HSPA+ dual cell network now online in Atlantic Canada offers manufacturer’s rated peak wireless internet download speeds of up to 42 megabits per second with an expected average of 7-14 megabits per second¹ and is now available to 70 per cent of Canadians coast-to-coast.

This year alone, TELUS is investing approximately $1.8 billion in Canada to further expand and enhance its broadband networks including its 4G wireless services for consumers, businesses and healthcare providers everywhere, including in Atlantic Canada.

“We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars year after year to bring the most advanced network technologies to our customers across Canada,” said Brent Johnston, vice-president of mobility solutions at TELUS. “Our investment this year will enable Atlantic Canada consumers and businesses to enjoy TELUS’ latest and greatest devices, such as the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, on Canada’s fastest coast-to-coast 4G network², with exceptional speeds and reliability.”

4G capable devices currently available on the TELUS network are the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate™ 4G smartphones, and the Huawei E372 and Sierra Wireless 319U Mobile Internet Keys.

¹ Speed may vary due to the device being used, network congestion, distance from the cell site, local conditions and other factors.
² Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres available from national HSPA+ service providers.

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