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News | 06/11/2002 4:00 am EDT

Telus Mobility launches 1X wireless network
Telus Mobility has unveiled its 2.5G wireless CDMA-based wireless network, commonly referred to as 1X. With the launch, the company also introduced its Wireless Velocity service. Wireless surfing speeds of 144 kbps can be attained but the network offers cruising speeds of about 60 kbps. Telus will offer its 1X services through the LG Electronics TM-520 phone and the Sierra Wireless AirCard 555. In its announcement, the company also unveiled two new partnerships. According to a news release, new alliances with Citrix Systems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd. will provide Telus’ corporate customers with an end-to-end mobile computing system.

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