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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