Koodo Quietly Activates LTE Service In Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and More


After many months of waiting, Koodo is finally lighting up many popular Canadian cities with their recently launched LTE network. Koodo hinted that LTE was coming on September 21st via their Twitter account, but they never made an official announcement on their website.

Koodo will be using the LTE coverage of Telus, its parent company. This ultimately means that when Telus expands, Koodo will take advantage of the situation and expand too. Telus hopes to expand their LTE service to a total of 25 million Canadian residents by the end of 2012.

If you’re on Koodo, here are the listed LTE locations: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec,  and Nova Scotia. Many other locations are limited to 4G HSPA internet capabilities.

The iPhone 5 is the very first device on their network that has listed LTE capabilities. Currently though you cannot purchase the device online, all purchases must be made in-store.

If you want to see exact locations of Koodo’s 4G LTE network expansion click here to view the coverage map. The east coast seems to be lit up well, while there is spotty LTE service throughout many middle and western provinces

[via MobileSyrup]


  • Nice to see LTE in Manitoba… Rogers we are waiting for you as well.

  • Wait, if Koodo is turning on LTE in Newfoundland, doesn’t that mean Telus has it too? Koodo doesn’t operate it’s own towers here.

    Also, their coverage map still shows HSPA.

    Also re-enabled LTE on my phone in St. John’s, still says 3G. We don’t have LTE.

  • RyanStOnge

    No, the list provides a list of 4G HSPA and 4G LTE coverage areas. The list states ‘4G locations’

  • RyanStOnge

    I’l re-edit it with specific LTE coverage.

  • The article stated LTE was enabled, thus my confusion.

  • RyanStOnge

    Thanks. All confusion should be no-longer 🙂 I strictly stated LTE areas rather than provide HSPA too.

  • Once I popped the Nano-sim I got for free at Koodo store I got LTE working and got download speeds of about 26 Mbps and Upload speeds of 21 Mbps. I’m in Calgary by the way. Now I’m glad I was patient all the time I waited for Koodo to announce LTE.

  • steve

    Isn’t Koodo essentially just Telus? Why the separate company? Makes no sense.

  • Just to remind you that you’re paying less than what you should’ve paid for Telus lol

  • Lee

    According to the map, LTE is up and running in Ottawa and yet I am only getting 4g speed on my LTE capable phone. LTE light is up (have been for the past month) but speedtest shows speed equivalent to 4g only.