TELUS Achieves 30Gbps Speeds on 5G Trial in Vancouver

TELUS Achieves 30Gbps Speeds on 5G Trial in Vancouver Image Credit: Telus

Canadian telecom operator, TELUS in partnership with Huawei has successfully completed a 5G trial in Vancouver, achieving wireless speeds of 29.3 Gbps. 

The 5G trial took place in the heart of TELUS and Huawei’s 5G Living Lab in Vancouver, where both companies have been trialling next generation technologies since late last year in a live, real-world setting. While 5G is anticipated to become mainstream by 2020, TELUS customers living in the Vancouver area will have early access to some of the most cutting-edge wireless technologies in the world, said TELUS.

TELUS’ advancements towards 5G builds on the company’s $1-billion investment to connect Vancouver to the TELUS PureFibre network, which will ultimately provide the backbone to support lightning-fast wireless speeds as the development roadmaps for wireless and wireline networks converge around 5G concepts.

In addition to the 5G trial, one 4G LTE wireless site in Vancouver has also been upgraded with the latest advancement in LTE-Advanced Pro technologies capable of speeds of up to 1 Gbps –10 times faster than current LTE-Advanced speeds. Five more sites will be upgraded in the coming weeks, and TELUS customers will be able to take advantage of these technologies as early as next year, as LTE-Advanced Pro compatible devices become available.

Eros Spadotto, TELUS’ Executive Vice President of Technology Strategy
While we innovate towards the future of wireless standards with our 5G live trial, our feet are firmly rooted in the present; the Living Lab will allow us to deploy continuously faster and more reliable network technologies for our customers in real time. 

Sean Yang, President Huawei Canada
We are also extremely proud that much of the technology used in this trial is a result of the ‘Made in Canada’ leadership of our Huawei Canada Research Centre team. Huawei’s Canada Research Centre has become one of the global pioneers  5G technology.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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