During Apple’s special event today, the company detailed how it was working with more carrier partners to bring 5G networking support to its iPhone 13 lineup.
“The world is moving quickly to 5G. We’re collaborating with more carrier partners for the best call quality, performance, coverage and battery life. By the end of the year, we will double 5G support to over 200 carriers in 60 countries and regions,” explained Kaiann Drance, VP, iPhone Product Marketing, during her iPhone 13 presentation.
Up came a slide that showed off numerous carriers around the globe, with Videotron making its presence shown, alongside Rogers, Telus and Bell.
Currently, 5G networks in Canada aren’t exactly using “true” 5G just quite yet, but that will soon change as incumbent wireless carriers spent billions on the recent 3500 MHz 5G spectrum auction.
Quebec’s Videotron spent $829,966,483 for 294 licenses. It’s unclear when these 5G networks based on the 3500 MHz spectrum will go live, but expect them possibly in the next year or so.
Videotron launched 5G in Montreal back in December 2020, while coverage is also available in Quebec City.