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Prioritize 3.5 GHz band for 5G: Telus

telecom | 12/15/2017 2:30 pm EST

Telus Corp. said in a press release Friday its ongoing 5G tests have now hit 2 Gbps speeds, using 3.5 GHz spectrum. The Vancouver-based company said in the release the tests, which took place in Edmonton, “help to demonstrate how important the 3.5 GHz spectrum is to enabling 5G networks of the future,” noting the spectrum helps cover large urban areas and indoor spaces. The announcement follows previous tests by the company using small-cell and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technologies. "For Canada to remain a leader in wireless global innovation and at the forefront of the G8 on...

Telus successfully tests 5G connection

telecom | 06/23/2017 1:58 pm EDT

Telus Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said in a Friday press release they have accomplished a 5G wireless connection using the global 3GPP technology standards platform. The companies said it’s “one of the most advanced connections yet made using technologies that will form the standard for global 5G.” Eros Spadotto, executive vice-president of technology strategy, said in the release that these “advancements will help Telus drive industry partnerships, develop yet-to-be-invented 5G applications and advance the 5G ecosystem.” “The pilot network was set up to...

5G trials reach nearly 30 Gbps: Telus

telecom | 10/04/2016 4:44 pm EDT

New 5G tests by Telus Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. revealed that the next generation of wireless technology has hit speeds that are 200 times faster than the current LTE standard. The speed tests,...

Huawei, Telus to create 5G lab in Vancouver

Media | 11/06/2015 2:42 pm EST

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said Friday that it has partnered with Telus Corp. to create a lab to help develop 5G technology. It said in a press release that the project, called the 5G Living Lab, will design, test and deploy...

Bell, Telus only winners in residual spectrum auction

telecom | 08/27/2015 10:19 pm EDT

BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. were the only companies that successfully bid for wireless spectrum in an auction that finished Thursday for licences that went unsold in previous competitions. Bell and Telus split the available...