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Telus launches LTE in 14 Canada cities
10 February 2012
Canadian operator aims offering LTE coverage to 25 million users by end of 2012
Canadian operator Telus is launching its LTE wireless broadband service today, February 10. The company’s launch areas include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife.
Eros Spadotto, Telus’s executive vice-president of technology strategy and operations, said: “Our commitment is to offer the best customer experience and we have followed through by launching a 4G LTE network with broad coverage in many communities across Canada.”
Telus plans to extend LTE to more regions and hopes to reach over 25 million of the country’s population by the end of 2012.
Telus stated that its network supports peak download speeds of up to 75 megabits a second, with an expected average of 12 to 25 megabits per second.
Spadotto said: “Our current rate plans will apply to our 4G LTE customers. We are not introducing a new rate plan or charging a premium to enjoy our new network.” GTB
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