Telus selects Ericsson and Nokia to build 5G network

Telus has selected Ericsson and Nokia to support building its 5G network. Telus aims to invest $40 billion over the next three years in technology components to support the roll out of 5G networks.
Telus CEO Darren EntwistleTelus CEO Darren Entwistle said its 5G deployment will support economic growth and diversity that will be essential for the virtualization of health, education, teleworking, and stimulating the economic growth.

In a speed test from OpenSignal, Telus’ average 4G LTE download speeds were recorded at 75 mbps, which is significantly faster than South Korea’s average of 59 mbps on their 5G networks.

Telus has also been selected for top network speeds, resiliency, and latency by additional third parties including Tutela, J.D. Power, Ookla, and PCMag.

Since 2000, TELUS has invested almost $200 billion in network infrastructure, spectrum, and operations to enhance the coverage, speed, and reliability of its network and connect customers.

Telus had $14.8 billion in annual revenue and 15.3 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security.