Fredericton is now home to the fastest wireless technology in the world
FREDERICTON, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced it is offering
service on Canada's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless
network to customers in Fredericton. This expansion of TELUS' 4G LTE
network coverage means that even more customers in Atlantic Canada can
experience dramatically faster downloading and uploading speeds when
surfing the web, reading emails or accessing the latest chart topping
music and social media sites.
TELUS' blazing fast 4G LTE service now covers more than 70 per cent of
the Canadian population across approximately 170 markets.
"TELUS is committed to offering the best experience for our customers
and today's launch of our 4G LTE service in Fredericton is an excellent
example of how we're delivering on that promise," said Ken Power,
director of sales, TELUS. "With a 4G LTE device like the new BlackBerry
Q10 or Samsung Galaxy S4, our customers right here in Fredericton will
have the fastest wireless Internet at their fingertips just in time for
summer. And, the TELUS Network Experience app ensures the ultimate 4G
LTE experience by making it even easier for customers to report service
issues while on-the-go from their mobile devices."
Customers can download the TELUS Network Experience (TNE) application for free through app stores on 4G phones including Android,
iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones other than BlackBerry Z10 and
BlackBerry Q10 devices. However, TNE will be available on BlackBerry
Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones in the coming months.
4G LTE is rapidly emerging as the new standard for wireless technology
around the world, with most new handsets built to take advantage of its
superior speed. TELUS customers can already experience the full
capabilities of TELUS' 4G LTE network on popular devices such as the
recently launched Samsung GALAXY S4, BlackBerry Q10, HTC One, and
BlackBerry Z10. Other LTE-enabled devices in our lineup include:
Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Rugby LTE,
Samsung ATIV S, LG Optimus G, HTC One X+, as well as the Huawei E397 4G
LTE Mobile Internet Key and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.
TELUS' 4G LTE network supports manufacturers' rated peak download speeds
of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 12
to 25 Mbps. This means downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a
4G LTE-capable device will take only three and a half to seven minutes
and a 1.2GB HD movie from iTunes will take between seven and 14
minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE
network coverage areas, they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to the
existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption of service.
4G LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS' wireless network technology
plan made possible by the 2009 launch of its coast-to-coast 4G HSPA
wireless network service. Today this network reaches more than 97 per
cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $30 billion
to bring Canadians some of the most advanced wireless networks in the
Additionally, TELUS is putting customers first and embracing new ideas
to make the TELUS experience even better. By listening to customers,
TELUS has not only launched Canada's first network experience mobile
application to report network issues, it has also eliminated activation
fees and dramatically simplified its entire fee schedule. This builds
on a series of improvements where TELUS has also eliminated carrier 911
and system access fees on all its Clear and Simple rate plans; reduced
bill shock with Flex Data Plans, Data Notifications and travel roaming
packages; added Caller ID and Voicemail as standard on all TELUS rate
plans; simplified device pricing with Anytime Upgrades; and
revolutionized mobility contracts by introducing a Device Balance
instead of a contract termination fee.
For more information on TELUS 4G LTE please visit: telusmobility.com/4GLTE or check out our coverage map at: telusmobility.com/coverage.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $11 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million
customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers,
3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet
subscribers and 712,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President
and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services, including wireless, data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was
honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation
globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
This news release contains forward looking statements regarding further
LTE coverage expansion, LTE device availability and content library
growth. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company
to make assumptions and predictions about future events and are subject
to inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual outcomes
to differ materially from that expressed or implied by the forward
looking statements. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. TELUS disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
For further information:
Holly Dunn, for TELUS