TELUS Announces 5G
Windsor, Tecumseh and LaSalle were announced Wednesday as the latest Canadian communities to be added to the Telus 5G network by the national telecommunications giant.
The announcement also highlighted a partnership to provide the 5G-wireless network to St. Clair College and the University of Windsor.
Telus announced a partnership with the university and college “to support the students, faculty and researchers who are working to advance the technologies of tomorrow.”
Fully funded by Telus, each institution will receive a Telus-designed, 5G-enabled wireless network. Telus will operate these networks at no cost to the institutions, provide complementary connectivity to students, faculty, and researchers, and even collaborate on research projects to further understanding and use cases of 5G technologies.
St. Clair College is already equipped with 5G technology in the Ford Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing and at the Toldo Health Sciences Centre.
Staff, students and researchers will now be able to utilize 5G across the entire South Windsor campus.
What is 5G
TELUS continues to strengthen its commitment to delivering an outstanding network experience to Canadians by bringing its 5G network to an additional 19 cities across the country in addition to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. By the end of the year, nearly 50 communities will be able to experience the speed and quality of TELUS’ 5G connectivity, as TELUS will continue to grow its 5G footprint into 2021 and beyond. TELUS’ next generation 5G network, which builds on its award-winning, fastest network in the world covering 99 per cent of the Canadian population, will drive innovation in emerging tech sectors, healthcare, agriculture, and more. World-leading speeds and expansive coverage will contribute to improved health and educational outcomes for Canadians, support environmental sustainability, enable our entrepreneurial spirit, unleash human productivity and drive economic growth, which will be key to Canada’s fiscal recovery: it’s estimated that 5G will create 250,000 jobs and contribute $40 billion annually to the country’s economy.
TELUS 5G in Ontario
Since 2000, TELUS has invested nearly $200 billion in network infrastructure, spectrum, and operations to enhance the coverage, speed, and reliability of its networks. Over the next three years, TELUS has committed to investing an additional $40 billion to support the roll out of its 5G network, which will enhance innovation and help drive digital development across key sectors of the Canadian economy.
The extraordinary innovation that will make Canadians’ lives easier and businesses more successful is more important than ever, as economic growth will be key to Canada’s fiscal recovery: it’s estimated that 5G will create 250,000 jobs and contribute $40 billion annually to the country’s economy.3
In Ontario, TELUS 5G is also available in Toronto and coming to Kitchener, Waterloo, Mississauga, Oakville, Markham, Richmond Hill, Kingston and Cornwall by the end of 2020.
For coverage maps and more information, visit telus.com/5G.