Bell Canada shakes off Covid-19 with 5G launch

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first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Diana Goovaerts Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Previous ArticleIndia court offers operators AGR hopeNext ArticleHelios Towers plans Africa expansion with fresh funds Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Author Tags Home Bell Canada shakes off Covid-19 with 5G launchcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 12 JUN 2020 Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Asia Bell Canada deployed a commercial 5G service in five of the country’s largest cities a little more than a month after putting the move on hold due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.Coverage is available in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and the greater Toronto area, with free access being offered until end-March 2021, after which it will be available as a $10 per month add-on to any post-paid tariff.Bell Mobility president Claire Gillies claimed the operator had “once again raised the bar in Canadian wireless”, with the footprint of its network “six-times greater than the next largest network”, an apparent swipe at rival Rogers Communication which launched its 5G service in four cities in March.Telus, the third major operator in the country, is yet to launch 5G.In May, Bell Canada CEO Mirko Bibic said the timing for a launch was not right due to the pandemic, despite the network being ready.Bell Canada separately announced it would invest $2.7 million to open a new 5G research centre with Western University, employing AR/VR, edge computing and AI to develop new applications for healthcare, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and other verticals. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 5GBell Canadalast_img

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