Telus to launch 5G wireless network in five markets Friday


VANCOUVER — Telus says its fifth-generation wireless network will be activated in five major canadian markets from Friday, with an additional 26 to be added by the end of this year.It is also said that Samsung has added to its list of 5G network equipment suppliers, in addition to Nokia and Ericsson.

Details of the Samsung agreement has not been released, but the announcement is more evidence that Canada, the carriers are not waiting to see if the China-based Huawei will be banned from their networks 5G.

Telus 5G network will initially be available in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and the Greater Toronto Area.

Rogers Communications was the first of Canada’s national carriers for the launch of the fifth generation, service in January, while the ECB, Bell Canada announced its 5G launch last week.

There are currently only a few 5G-ready smartphone models available in Canada from Samsung, LG and Motorola, but others are expected to follow later this year.

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