Telus just announced that its Long Term Evolution (LTE) Network is up and running as of Friday February 10, finally catching up to its rivals Bell and Rogers. Unlike its two other competitors though, Telus’s initial launch will take place in several cities simultaneously, these are: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Belleville, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and Yellowknife. It has plans to open in other markets soon, and by the end of the year it will reach 25 million Canadians. Telus’ customers can experience the lightening speeds of LTE, up to 75 megabits per second, on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the LG Optimus LTE Smartphone or the Novatel Ovation LTE Mobile Internet Key which will be available for purchase on February 10. In addition to these offerings, the LTE Samsung Galaxy Note will be available on February 14.
Not to be outdone, Bell is also expanding its own LTE network on February 10, a coincidence, I think not. New cities to be added include: Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, London, Calgary, Edmonton and Calgary, bringing its total to 14 cities.