Following the announcement of Telus launching a 4G network in March, Bell has now done the same. The Bell announcement was expected since both Telus and Bell shared the cost to build their wireless network.
According to an internal Bell posting, the company states that this â€œre-classification allows Bell to promote the HSPA network as 4Gâ€:
â€œGiven the significant improvements in performance and quality the wireless carriers have made to their networks, the ITU has reassessed the definition of 4G standards. This re-classification allows Bell to promote the HSPA+ network as 4G.â€
The changes are effective today.
Does this translate into a speed increase? Probably not right now, but most likely in the near future.