Telus Partners with Huawei to Make Progress Towards 5G Wireless Networks

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Telus and Huawei have announced two new technology deployments that will help make progress towards 5G wireless networks.

The first technology is the deployment of a heterogeneous network (HetNet) in Vancouver.A heterogeneous network is a wireless network comprised of various different technologies that are put together in order to provide better coverage in crowded areas. The launch of HetNet in Vancouver was made successful because of a partnership with Vancouver-based 5G Living Lab.

The second technology is a Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) that was deployed in Vancouver. C-RAN is a network architecture that allows companies to centralize the management of multiple cell sites.

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In a statement, Telus’ CTO Ibrahim Gedeon said:

“The advancements we are making at the 5G Living Lab are laying the foundation for our next generation of wireless networks.These ground-breaking trials will one day enable the likes of driverless cars; smart homes, businesses and cities; new innovations in healthcare; as well as yet-to-be-imagined applications, devices and services powered by dramatically faster and more reliable wireless connections.”

In a statement, President of Huawei Canada Sean Yang said:

“We’re proud to be working with a true global innovator like TELUS. Through our joint efforts in the 5G Living Lab, we are ensuring Vancouver and Canada are at the forefront of deploying the technologies that will bring 5G to life in the years ahead.”

Telus customers in Vancouver will be able to enjoy the benefits of these new technologies right away. Customers living in other locations will have to wait until 2020 when 5G becomes mainstream.

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  • raslucas

    They sure tak a big game about 5G, but Telus still doesn’t even have LTE calling. Maybe they should get their current technologies complete first before worrying about the beyond.

  • So Young

    Even on Montreal their LTE signal is not that good on some areas. I live on Ahuntsic, Montreal and I have always call drops when LTE is activated so its always disabled for me.

  • raslucas

    If you are on Telus, your phone should be falling back to 3G for calls so call drops shouldn’t be related to LTE being on.