Telus Communications Inc.’s 5G network is now available in Drumheller, Alberta, the carrier said in a recent press release. The advancement was facilitated by the company’s planned investment of $ 14.5 billion in infrastructure and operations in Alberta through 2024.
Drumheller is a town northeast of Calgary, in the province of Alberta, known for its dinosaur museums and its giant T-Rex model.
âThe significant investments we are making in our world-leading network to rapidly expand our 5G footprint allows us to connect the citizens of Drumheller with the people, resources and critical information they need as we continue to navigate the pandemic. global, âsaid Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of Telus.
âNow more than ever, Telus is committed to keeping Canadians connected, productive and healthy. Indeed, the continued expansion of our next-generation 5G technology bridges time and distance, allowing residents to live and work in any community without compromising productivity or economic opportunity. “
Mobile and broadband network testing expert Ookla named Telus Communications’ 5G network the âfastest mobile networkâ in Canada for the first and second quarters of this year. Drumheller previously had access to Telus’ PureFibre network, and high-speed 5G now enables mobile connectivity on the go for city residents and businesses.
Telus is set to expand its 5G network to more than 615 communities across the country, including 135 communities in Alberta, by the end of the year. Beyond the significantly higher speeds, 5G has a number of advantages over current 4G networks, including increased capacity, ultra-low latency, network slicing and edge computing.
67% of Canadians currently have access to Telus Communications’ 5G network, and the phone company is on track to bring that number to 70% of the Canadian population by the end of the year.