TELUS Mobility today announced that it will launch its LTE network on Friday, February 10th. Initial coverage will include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, Halifax and Yellowknife. It expects peak download speeds of up to 75Mbps with average speeds to fall between 12 and 25Mbps.
“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. We also offer a solid and growing selection of LTE capable devices to ensure our customers can enjoy all the benefits of this advanced wireless technology,” said Eros Spadotto, TELUS executive vice-president of Technology Strategy and Operations. “We’re listening to our customers and working hard to give them clear and simple service terms with no surprises. Consistent with this approach, 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.”
TELUS will launch its LTE network with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE tablet, the LG Optimus LTE smartphone and the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC679 4G LTE Mobile Internet Key. The Samsung Galaxy Note will follow on February 14th.
TELUS will also continue to expand its network through 2012. It expects to reach more than 25 million Canadians by the end of 2012.