Telus Rolling Out 3500 MHz 5G Spectrum in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Victoria

After Rogers and Bell announced it is rolling out its 3500 MHz 5G network, Telus has announced on Friday it is also doing the same, debuting its new spectrum first in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Victoria.

Telus says it will continue to deploy its new 3500 MHz 5G spectrum throughout this year and 2023, offering access to faster speeds, capacity and lower latency.

The telecom says its 5G investment in the 3500 MHz spectrum will support enterprise capabilities such as multi-access edge computing (MEC) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, while also powering other sectors such as health, agriculture, energy, transportation, manufacturing and more.

“The deployment of our 3500 MHz spectrum is an important step to unlocking the potential of 5G, particularly as it fuels innovation across different industries,” said Tony Geheran, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer at TELUS, in a statement.

The Telus rollout of its 3500 MHz 5G spectrum will also allow 5G internet speeds for rural and Indigenous communities, through the company’s 5G fixed wireless network, offering download speeds of 100 Mbps.

Telus says those with compatible 5G devices (iPhone SE 3; iPhone 12, iPhone 13) can leverage the new 3500 MHz 5G spectrum with an Unlimited 5G+ plan, starting at $95/month (like Bell; Rogers has yet to clarify but we’ve reached out) with 50GB data at up to 1 Gbps speed and ‘unlimited data’ at reduced 512 Kbps speeds, thereafter.