TELUS announces 5G network equipment partners

Press release

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TELUS today announced it has selected Ericsson and Nokia to support building its 5G network, with the goal to revolutionize wireless connectivity for customers.

“TELUS has a successful track record of building globally leading networks with amazing speeds, robust quality and extensive coverage that are consistently recognized as the best in the world,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS. “Our team is committed to rolling out superior network technology from urban to rural communities, fueling our economy and driving innovation as we power Canadians into the 5G era through an unparalleled network experience. Our 5G deployment will support economic growth and diversity that will be essential for the virtualization of health, education, teleworking, and stimulating the economic growth and recovery given the impact of COVID-19”.

TELUS has committed over $150 million to support Canadians throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

With its blazing speeds, responsiveness, reliability and capacity, TELUS’ 5G innovation will not only power consumer applications such as mobile gaming and virtual reality but it will also enable the broad supply chain of Canadian industry to compete globally in the areas of IoT, Industry 4.0, and advanced health and agriculture technology outcomes. That’s the promise of 5G, and it’s made possible through the fastest 5G technology embedded in TELUS’ number one ranked network in Canada.

TELUS is proud of our customer-first approach and our leading role in network engineering of Canada’s advanced networks. In a recent independent speed test from OpenSignal, TELUS’ average 4G LTE download speeds were recorded at 75 mbps, which is significantly faster than South Korea’s average of 59 mbps on their 5G networks. TELUS has also been heralded for top network speeds, resiliency, and latency by additional third parties including Tutela, J.D. Power, Ookla, and PCMag. Now, more than ever, it is clear that TELUS plays a crucial role in connecting our fellow Canadians to the resources, information and people that matter most to them.

Since 2000, TELUS has invested almost $200 billion in network infrastructure, spectrum, and operations to enhance the coverage, speed, and reliability of its world-class network and connect customers from coast to coast to coast. TELUS has committed to invest a further $40 billion over the next three years in critical technology components to support the roll out of 5G networks which will enhance innovation and help drive digital development across industries in a new age of hyper-connectedness.

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