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Telus To Launch 4G Data Network In March 2011

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In December 2010, Telus announced they will be launching HSPA+ Dual Cell technology. This technology doubled the Telus data network speeds from up to 21Mbps to up to 42 Mbps, with a roadmap for true LTE in the near future.

This week, the Canadian wireless company announced the launch of their 42 Mbps 4G network and first compatible device for March 2011. At this time, that device is the Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U 4G Internet Key.

On the Telus website, the company states that initial coverage will be available to the Greater Vancouver Area, Calgary, Edmonton, Ft. McMurray, Whistler, Camrose, Winnipeg, and the Greater Toronto Area.

This new 42Mbps Telus 4G is just the initial roll-out, so we can expect iPhones to take advantage of the speeds once the iPhone itself is updated to make use of faster data networks.

[Telus]

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