Bell Launches 5G Network in Atlantic Canada

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Bell announced on Tuesday its 5G network has expanded to Atlantic Canada, offering service in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

The company’s 5G network is now available in St. John’s, Flatrock, Paradise, Portugal Cove and Wabana in Newfoundland and Labrador, with Bell noting this is the first 5G network in the province.

Bell says its 5G network is also available in Halifax Regional Municipality, “part of the largest 5G network in Nova Scotia.”

The Bell 5G network also debuts in Fredericton, New Brunswick, while Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, will see 5G coming later in 2021.

“As the country’s largest investor in communication network infrastructure, including here in Atlantic Canada, Bell continues to deliver on our goal to advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world,” said Glen LeBlanc, Bell’s Vice Chair, Atlantic, in a statement. “With incredibly fast speeds, high capacity and near-instant connections, Bell 5G will ensure Atlantic Canadians are ready for all the possibilities of the next generation of mobile digital communications.”

Bell says its 5G network offers peak theoretical mobile data speeds up to 1.7 Gbps and is on track to cover 70% of the Canadian population by the end of 2021.

Earlier this month, Bell rival Rogers launched its 5G network in Halifax.

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