Telus has announced its 5G network will be expanding in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island this week.
On October 9, the Telus 5G network will launch in:
- Port Coquitlam
- Maple Ridge
- New Westminster
- Pitt Meadows
- White Rock
“TELUS’ 5G network is built on the backbone of TELUS PureFibre technology, making our 4G LTE network the fastest and most reliable in the world,” said Tony Geheran, Executive Vice-President and Chief Customer Officer at TELUS, in a statement.
The 5G launch also will debut in B.C.’s capital city of Victoria and also in Burnaby, where Telus headquarters are located.
“While early 5G will help boost connectivity and wireless speeds like never before, the real promise of 5G is how this revolutionary technology will help businesses innovate and shape the future of the Canadian economy,” added Geheran.
Last month, Telus expanded 5G to more cities in B.C., Alberta and Ontario. The 5G network expansion comes ahead of Apple’s iPhone 12 announcement next week, which is said to include 5G capabilities for the first time.
Telus, along with Bell, will not charge for 5G network access, while Rogers 5G will cost its Infinite plan customers $15/month in the spring of 2021.
Update: Telus will also launch 5G in Alberta this week in the following cities: Leduc, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, and Spruce Grove, and coming to Stony Plain, and neighbouring areas of Parkland County and Acheson on Oct. 9, 2020.