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Bell Canada, Huawei Successfully Test ‘Wireless to the Home’ 5G Trials in Ontario

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Bell has announced the successful test of Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials in Ontario via 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands, by using Huawei’s 5G Massive MIMO and 8T8R technology.

WTTH allows ultra-high speed home Internet–without cables–but rather by signals received wirelessly, which can be beneficial to those in rural areas. These 5G WTTH trials were tested in Orangeville, Feversham and Bethany, in Ontario.

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Mao Dun, Vice President of Huawei’s Wireless Network Marketing & Solutions Sales, said in a statement, “TD-LTE technology is rapidly maturing. Other 5G-oriented technologies, including carrier aggregation, 8T8R and Massive MIMO, can deliver fibre-like access speeds while supporting Bell’s multiple services such as Fibe TV. We believe these advanced technologies will benefit all Canadians.”

By utilizing 5G to wirelessly extend high speed Internet to homes, it allows ISPs such as Bell to reach customers quicker, versus traditional Fibre network expansion, which can be costly.

“Bell’s strategic focus on broadband network expansion and service innovation has been key to our transformation into Canada’s wireless leader. The success of our first 5G trials and these new rural WTTH trials underscore that we’re leading the way in delivering the next generation of broadband technology throughout Canada,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, in a statement.

Bell says it plans to deploy WTTH starting in the second quarter of 2018 to rural locations.

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  • Chrome262

    Yay wireless backdoors for everyone. Isn’t this the company along with ZTC, that reportedly has been installing back doors on their devices, per order from their government?

  • aRhyno

    I hope they do a better job then eastlink rural wireless did in the east… it started out ok till more people got on it lol. Then it became dial up speeds and they started charging overages after 20gigs. “It was never designed for streaming content”

  • Larry

    They make Bell sound like such a wonderful, benevolent company.

  • Widohmaker

    I would avoid HUAWEI at all costs. Bell shouldn’t compromise the integrity/security of Canadian networks.

  • erth

    i love sarcasm!!!

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Wait for the bill. Do they offer unlimited internet?

  • Bernard Sincennes

    Like the LTE mobile internet, we will be offered light speed Internet, with almost no data available. This is like having a Ferrari, but with 10 liters of fuel allocated for the month : useless…

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